When you take control of your life you need a plan. One without a plan goes in all kinds of directions. You might follow someone else’s plan for you or their plan for their life. You might follow the plan that is “THE IN” for-now-plan which will change with every wind that comes along. A person in an unhealthy relationship called Co-Dependency will have the tendency to be this way; they can’t make a decision without the permission or idea of the one they are connected to, or following so closely behind.

Having control over your life brings a healthy mindset of Independence. This can bring on a feeling that is sometimes scary and maybe out of your “Comfort Zone.” Then there is “Perfectionism,” the “Wanting to do it just right,” that kicks in and that’s another article in the making! So relax, get your cup of coffee and read the following and make your plan. Remember…. YOUR LIFE BELONGS TO YOU and You can create it as the “Master Creator” of You had planned all along. He has the plan, and as you take the first step, you get into it and it will be a Life of Adventure, I promise… “Thou wilt show me the path of life: in thy presence is fullness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.” Ps. 16:11

  • Step one – get some idea of what You Really Want from Life, even if it is very basic at first.
  • Step two – begin an attack by setting and beginning to work on some basic goals.
  • Step three – make a plan for continuing the growth of these goals and some instrument to measure their success, failure or even partial success, which is STILL PROGRESS, in most cases.
  • Step four – Gather the best information you can to set wise and achievable goals. Start with – Proverbs 24: 3 & 4; etc.
  • Step five – Plan “check up” and “goal setting times.”
  • Step six – Begin to enjoy your Freedom and the Developing of You ….THE REAL YOU!!!


This is a NEW BEGINNING for me to have a place to share and vent. I find it easy to talk and write. In fact it has become enjoyable. What you can expect is maybe some articles placed here to be read at your leisure. When I write I try to describe the place so you feel as though you are there so you might be traveling to places you have never been. I want to encourage you so you will see some “Self-Helps” from time to time. All of us need some attention to make ourselves better…so come and visit Mary’s Place. It will be a comfortable place. So come and sit a while with a cup of fresh brewed coffee, the flavor of your choice….can’t you smell the aroma now?! Or maybe you would like a cup of spiced tea. Now let’s go… sit back and read. It’s like reading a good book when you put it down you can’t wait to get back to it…..
Looking forward to seeing you!