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Intentional Life 5-Day Challenge – Starts Monday!

Have you been intentional about the way you speak, think, and spend your time over the past few months?

When we put thought into what we’re saying, how we’re thinking, and what we’re doing with the time we have, we can better reach our goals and make the most of every opportunity.

Intentional Life

This free 5 day challenge will give you a push toward approaching your life in a more purposeful way, based on your values and goals.

The challenge takes place in The Goal List Community on Facebook, starting Monday, April 24. Request to join the community and then RSVP to the challenge event to get your place on the scoreboard.


  • Each day, there will be a prompt posted in the discussion for this event.
  • Follow the prompt, and then check in by replying to the post to say you did the activity for that day.
  • Get 1 point for completing the activity, and 1 point for checking in (2 points max/day).
  • If you can’t do one of the activities on that day, instead check in with your plan for when you’ll complete it. This will give you 1 point max.

The person with the most points by the end of the challenge gets a surprise!

Want in? Click here to join the community and get access to the challenge.


“I think I can” – Little Engine that Could


It’s funny to me that a fictional train in a children’s book written a while ago can be so inspiring today, but it is! My mom used to read this book to us and I still think about it now. I love the positive thinking and determination to reach the goal, even when it seems impossible.

Do any stories you heard as a child still inspire you?

Everyone Has a Story: Janet Kronbach

Today’s mini-interview is with Janet Kronbach. Read below as she tells us about some of her dreams, the discipline she’s found to be helpful, and the thing she’ll never cross off her bucket list.

Janet with her husband, Dave, at Kapellbrücke in Switzerland - Photo provided by Janet Kronbach and used with permission

Janet with her husband, Dave, at Kapellbrücke in Switzerland – Photo provided by Janet Kronbach and used with permission

What is one of your dreams for your life?
Colorful, creative, connected living. Showing hospitality to others and inviting them to tell and process their own story, using art, nature, sound and movement. That “ah-ha” moment when someone gains personal insight and perspective, as they are telling their own story, brings me a lot of joy and satisfaction!

What is something on your bucket list?
Hmmm… I feel like I’m living my bucket list. I’ve lived in Africa, Asia and we just moved to Europe, where we are settling into life in Budapest, Hungary. I am drawn to the beauty of water, so I’d love to explore Croatia, the land of 1000 islands! 🙂 Something I will never cross off of my bucket list, but which is always a pursuit for me, is my spiritual journey, understanding my own story in light of God’s story. It seems there are always new perspectives and areas to discover on that spiritual journey! That delights and challenges me!

What is the best advice you ever received?
“I’d say you’ll do best by filling your minds and meditating on things true, noble, reputable, authentic, compelling, gracious—the best, not the worst; the beautiful, not the ugly; things to praise, not things to curse.” This wise advice, from Saint Paul (in Philippians) is right in line with Appreciative Inquiry. Or rather, I guess that Appreciative Inquiry (AI), or the discipline of positive change, is in line with Paul! AI suggests that, rather than trying to “fix” what isn’t working in our lives, that we pay attention to those things which inspire positive and uplifting thoughts… that we focus on the best, on what is working well, and… build on that! I’ve found this discipline helpful, especially when I’m tempted to get mired down in the sorrowful places in my life.

“Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.” Pretty good advice!

Thanks for sharing your time and story with us, Janet!

Readers: Do you want to be interviewed, or do you know someone I should ask for an interview? Let me know.

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