Tag Archives: Reading

Interactive Reading

I have always been a big proponent for taking notes as you read, but this was different. The simplicity facilitated my being more spontaneous, more responsive to what I was reading. I like to think of it as “interactive reading.” Continue reading

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Strategies for Making and Achieving Goals

Goals are not passing whims or weak, half-hearted “tries;” they are ideals, actions, and outcomes I honestly want to build into my life and am willing to work towards. Necessarily, then, goals are not something that I decide upon lightly. Continue reading

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So Much to Read, So Little Time

My reading list may look a lot different than yours. Hopefully, though, we both—you and I—share the standard to read only those things that add value to our lives and don’t diminish our spirits, our minds, or our values in any way. Philippians 4:8 is a good measuring stick. Continue reading

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The LIVING Word: A New Column

I hope to put you at ease and keep you from being “weirded out” by my sharing about my relationship with God, because that’s what this new column, “The Living Word,” is about. Continue reading

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Smatterings: Becoming a Morning Person, Fasting, Personal Identity

Smatterings is a weekly “column” here at My Pleasant Places that comments on a selection of my favorite and/or most-informative or inspiring articles read on the web during the past week.
I like to pass on to my readers good posts/articles that have helped me in some way, and I also enjoy the opportunity to “put in my two bits” on a given subject.
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Smatterings: Uncluttering, Getting Out of Debt, and “Me Time”

As of this post, I am going to start a weekly “column” here at My Pleasant Places that lists a selection of my favorite and/or most-informative or inspiring articles that I have read… Continue reading

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Building Your Values Into Habits

When I first read the concept about building habits to become successful, I was thoroughly intrigued. I started thinking of habits that I could build that would make me “successful” according to my definition—that is, congruent with my values. What actions/activities could I automate so that I would no longer struggle with whether or not to do them? I came up with a list… Continue reading

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