Start and Stop in the Appointive Year

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This appointive year I am going to work on starting and stopping things to be more healthy, faithful and balanced.

Start

  • Creating deeper connections with colleagues in the United Methodist Church
  • More regular exercise
  • Gardening
  • Puttering about the house a bit more

Stop

  • Worrying about things that I cannot decide about or avoid
  • Caffeine (This will be a work in progress in the weeks ahead)
  • Checking email before breakfast
What is on your start and stop lists?

Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight

I received Only Nuns Change Habits Overnight, by Karen Saclf Linamen with a slight hesitancy. I thought that this book would be only for women and I would struggle moving through it from beginning to end. I was wrong.

Linamen provides solid advice about life change that is written in a light hearted and fun way. It is directed toward women, but I found it to be helpful for me (as a man) as well.

This is a book that I will keep on my shelf and likely refer to and suggest for others. I recommend it for any woman considering making changes in her life (and guys too). You can purchase it at Amazon with this link – http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1400074002