Rejection....how it stings, hurts, and smarts. No one likes rejection, no one likes criticism. I'm especially hyper sensitive to it, always have been. Though I've always loved writing since I learned how to form letters with a pencil, I've never been able to take rejection, or even constructive criticism very well--especially when it comes to my writing. It got to the point where I selfishly decided in my young teenage years that I was no longer going to pursue public writing or contests because I couldn't handle the rejection and criticism that came along with them. I've since gotten over this--but I still struggle with the fear of rejection. I recently had an article I wrote rejected by 3 different sites because it wasn't good enough in their eyes. One went so far as to tell me that the content "was not of lasting quality or good content that our readers would appreciate". Big Ouch. The sting of rejection still hits home and makes me want to go hide and give up. I feel that I'm … [Read more...]
New Year Resolution Musts!
I hope everyone welcomed 2011 with open arms surrounded by family and friends and most of all a prayer for the New Year! Every year resolutions are pondered upon and we write down goals for the upcoming year that we hope to follow with great discipline and endurance. I’ve written about family resolutions that I believe all family can benefit from. This year I want to suggest some resolutions that I think all moms should make. Schedule Time for Prayer and Bible Study Spiritual goals are a must for every woman. Our spiritual life and intimate relationship with God keeps us centered and strong for both ourselves and our family. Whether it is fifteen minutes or a half an hour a day, make it a goal to get your time in with God. Find ways to incorporate God into your daily routine. Wake up a few minutes earlier to prayer or read the bible, schedule a Bible study with friends, or listen to a sermon while running errands. Make sure your new year involves strengthening your relationship with … [Read more...]