Be Content with What You Have and Save Time

Something funny happens when you start being content with what you have. You gain more time to do the things that you love. No longer are you having to hunt down and scheme for the material things in life, or work harder to afford them. Instead, you can sit back and enjoy the little things that make life worthwhile, all while saving time. Here is a good example. We used to spend most weekends or even weeknights running around doing shopping errands. You know, the typical trips to Target and Home Depot with maybe some groceries thrown in. While we … Continue reading

Scrapbooking Blogs: Creating Content

After completing all the information in the previous article, about getting started with your own scrapbooking blog, you are finally ready to concentrate on your content. The content you choose is extremely important to keep your readership levels up and to keep people coming back for more. Obviously your content should reflect your scrapbook blog’s title. For instance, if you called it something like Scrapbooking Punch Overload, I would assume at first glance at the title, that the blog was about primarily paper punching or creating punch art. Or if you called it Snips of Paper, it would have a … Continue reading

Exercise Principles: Do It Right & It Works

When you were a kid if you shoved everything on the floor in your room under your bed, this is not what you mother meant when she told you to clean up your room. When your teacher told you to do your homework and turn it in on Friday, you probably lost points if it didn’t make it in until the following week. When we’re a kid, we’re told over and over again – do it right the first time. Do It Right the First Time We have a saying in our house, if you do it right the first … Continue reading

Being Content

The American Heritage Dictionary gives one definition of contentment as, “The state of being contented; satisfied.” Do we ever really feel satisfied? I’ve seen people who appear to have a comfortable living but seem very discontented. I believe God has given us a drive to seek out, to do better, to press on… Sadly, I think many of us become wrapped up in our selfish ambitions and forget to realize tomorrow is not promised to any of us. 1 Timothy 6:6-8 says, “Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain … Continue reading

The Love of Money

While I was working on another blog entry I came across the following verse from Ecclesiastes 5:10: “He who loves money will not be satisfied with money, nor he who loves wealth with his income; this also is vanity.” This axiom is so true. One can never be satisfied by seeking after any worldly thing, including money. Unfortunately, money always seems to have too much control over people’s lives. The desire for money is one of Satan’s most powerful tools in today’s world. We live in a society that teaches that the success of a man is measured by the … Continue reading

Freelance Writing: Leads for Developing Clips

If you’re trying to establish yourself as a new writer, you need to develop clips. The term is an old school one, a short form of clippings. A similar term is tear sheets. Clips are simply copies of (or links to) published articles that you send an editor as examples of your writing ability. So, how can you get some clips? You might be tempted to write free of charge for publications or websites that ask you to work for nothing but “exposure.” It is unfortunate that many venues take advantage of new writers this way. They pay everyone else … Continue reading