Day 8: 129 More Words on Thriving Emotionally


I took my temperature this evening. . . not the one for my body, but the one for my thinking. I was feeling bad. That told me to check what thoughts I had been taking. Sure enough. I had been entertaining thoughts of something going on in the political arena, thoughts that made it seem hopeless to have an election that would produce the next presidential term of peace and prosperity that I desire. I was beginning to feel worse. Then I remembered reading (and writing) Day 7: 100  Words on Thriving Emotionally. I realized that these were “just thoughts.” I decided not to think them. That was a few minutes ago, and amazingly I proved I was right. I’m feeling better. There are some things you just don’t have to think about.


Day 7: 125 Words on Thriving Emotionally


Thriving emotionally is daring to be happy anyway. We all experience good and bad feelings throughout our lives. Our feelings, can be our best friends. Just as having a temperature  lets you know that something is going on in our bodies that needs attention, unhappy feelings point to the fact that something may be wrong in our thinking.

The secret to  emotional health is to choose which thoughts to hold and which ones to simply let pass on through. Recognize them for what they are. . . just thoughts. Decide what you will do with them: hold them or let them pass. That decision determines how you feel and will eventually contribute to your overall emotional health.

Declare: I am thriving emotionally by choosing right thoughts.

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Day 6: 151 Words on Thriving Financially


God wants you to prosper.

How do I know God wants you to prosper?

He loves you.

He’s the biggest giver ever.

He wants you to be like Him.

He trusts you.

He prospered Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joseph.

Why not you?

Thriving financially comes from having a mindset of prosperity. We always get more of what we focus on. When we firmly accept the truth that God wants us to prosper, we can believe that He will provide the way.

Consider this:

God wants me to prosper.

God can trust me with prosperity.

God will use me to bless others.

God is showing me how to prosper.

God is blessing everything I do.

I always have plenty of money.

God is blessing me with a job (or work) that I love that meets all of my financial needs.

Get comfortable with the idea of prosperity by imagining yourself prospering.

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Day 5: 98 Words on Thriving Physically


Eating right.


Drinking plenty of water.

Laughing much.

Picturing health.

Talking health.

Walking in health.

Praying for others to be healed.

Believing God answers your prayers when you pray for the sick.

Speaking life, health, youthfulness, energy.

God is life!

Life is in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21

Declare this:

  • I am thriving physically today!
  • God is showing me how to improve my health.
  • Jesus paid the price for my healing.
  • Jesus called the twelve together and gave them power and authority to heal sickness. Luke 9:1
  • When I pray for others, they are healed. James 5:15

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Day 4: 140 Words on Thriving Spiritually

thumbnail_100wordsThriving spiritually is not how much we read our Bible, or how much we pray,  or how many good things we do.

It is about knowing God,  loving Him, being His friend. It is about communing with Him, being honest, asking questions, getting answers, being you and knowing He loves you just the way you are. It is  seeing Him gently smile at your mistakes, knowing you are in process, and you are making progress.

You are growing from an acorn to a tree. He bursts with pride at how strong you are becoming. He loves how you are learning to hear His voice. He delights in how quickly you obey, and how tender and compassionate you are becoming.

Thriving spiritually is growing spiritually, acting like Him. . . loving like Him.

You are thriving spiritually by giving Him your attention.

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Day 3: 117 Words on Thriving Mentally



Thriving mentally” means thinking right with little or no effort. . .thinking good, positive, uplifting, God-inspired thoughts because a habit has finally developed from your conscious effort to repeatedly choose those better thoughts.

Be transformed by the renewing of your mind that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. Romans 12:2

My version:

Continue to put new, fresh  life-giving thoughts into your mind to replace old debilitating, wrong thinking, and your life will be changed to match up with God’s very best for you.

I pray that you will have an amazingly happy day as you endeavor with me to think the best of every situation and every person you meet today!

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Day 2: 90 Words on Thriving


For quite somentime, I have prayed this over my family: I pray that each one is thriving mentally, spiritually, physically, financially, and emotionally.

In church, this morning I prayed this over my church. I looked at several individuals . . . some that I didn’t even know. I prayed that they would thrive mentally, spiritually, physically, financially, and emotionally.

As I write this evening, I am praying this prayer for you, dear reader.

You are thriving mentally, spiritually, physically, financially, and emotionally.

What does that look like to you?

Blessings to you!

90 words.


The Biggest Challenge Ever!

thumbnail_100wordsI talk a lot. I know I do. My husband used to tell me I’ve been inoculated with words. I used to occasionally ask him if he minded if I talked. This, of course was while he was trying to read or fall asleep. He would always say, “Does it matter?” and I would say, “No,” and keep on talking. So the good news for you, if you visit me here over the next 31 days, you’ll find 100 words or less.

That’s right, I’m joining the Write 31 Days Challenge. Writers from all over the world will be writing on a particular subject for 31 days straight. I have not chosen a particular topic, but rather my challenge is to: Keep it Short! Each post will be 100 words or less, or at least that is my challenge. Will I be able to do it? We shall see!

You can expect some words of encouragement, a quote, an idea or something to think about. Can I do it? We’re not taking bets, but you can cast your vote in the comments. Have you ever tried to limit your words, and say more with less verbiage? I’m up for it.

Now, let’s look at the word count and see how I did with this introduction and explanation:

What! 227 words!

Well, it’s the first day, so come back to see if I can get better every day!

Here’s the list updated daily:

Day 2: 90 Words on Thriving

Day 3: 117 Words on Thriving Mentally

Day 4: 140 Words on Thriving Spiritually

Day 5: 98 Words on Thriving Physically

Day 6: 151 Words on Thriving Financially

Day 7: 125 Words on Thriving Emotionally

Day 8: 129 More Words on Thriving Emotionally

Day 9: 100 Words on Thinking Right

Day 10: 100 Words on Declaring Truth

Day 11: 100 Words on Recognizing Lies

Day 12: 100 Words on Finding Truth

Day 13: 100 Words on Not Giving Up

Day 14: 100 Words on Experiencing Truth

Day 15: 163 Words on Imagination

Day 16: 117 Words on Believing

Day 17: 154 Words on Perseverance

Day 18: 156 Words on Negativity

Day 19: 128 Words on Knowing Truth

Day 20: 187 Words on Arriving at Your Destination

Day 21: 130 Words on Negative Snowballs

Day 22: 135 Words on Reaching for Your Dream

Day 23: 107 Words on Filling Up

Day 24: 111 Words on Getting Out of the Slump

Day 25: 109 Words on Being Happy

Day 26: 270 Words on Disparaging Others

Day 27: 264 Words More Words On Filling Up with God’s Word

Day 28: 200 Words on Favor

Day 29: 99 Words on the 2016 Election