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January 2012 - Connie Mann

How’s Your Influence?

Years ago I saw a sign at a doctor’s office that read: All of our patients bring us joy. Some when they arrive; others when they leave. Ouch. True though, isn’t it? Whether we are consciously aware of it or not, we affect those around us. Whether our sphere of...

Are you missing the secret to success?

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about this idea of “success” lately and I stumbled across a great quote: “Many people avoid discovering the secret of success because deep down they suspect the secret may be hard work.” I admit I have been guilty of that kind of...

Romania: Small Churches Making a Big Difference

Many of you know I had the privilege of traveling to Romania last summer as a writer for the Wycliffe News Network. I met so many wonderful people and had the privilege of hearing their incredible stories. The stories that affected me most were the accounts of...

Goals vs Habits

It’s the third week of January and I don’t have my yearly goals written out or a plan in place to reach them. For a gal whose to-do list generally has its own to-do list, this is rather nerve-wracking, to say the least. Just thinking about it gives me heartburn. But...

Are you Happy?

This question gets tossed around a lot in various forms. Are you happily married? Are you happy in your job? Are you happy with your new car? Your dog? Your house? Were you happy with your hotel stay? Your meal at the restaurant? We throw the question around lightly,...