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Happy Holidays!

Hi everyone,

The Life Is Hot! blog is taking a two-week holiday. We’ll be back January 6 with some exciting news to share about some changes that are in the works right now. I need to focus my efforts on those things and I simply cannot give my posts the attention you deserve from me.

lighted Christmas tree indoors

Our hearts are filled with joy for the birth of our Savior, even as they also ache for the loved ones who are especially present in our hearts this time of year.

We wish a heartfelt Merry Christmas to all of our fellow Christians and wish everyone a glorious and awesome 2014.

D’Anne Hotchkiss and Brad W. Smith

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December 23, 2013 · 8:05 am

Resolve to Be Your Own Friend

The kind of person I want to be is a person who is my own best friend. The person who respects my thoughts and soothes my fears.

wide path bound by closely spaced young trees

We are meant to only see so far ahead. We are not meant to see all the way to the end.


The person who says to me, sit down, put your feet up, you’ve done enough for right now, take time to recharge your batteries. The person who forgives me my errors and recognizes my humanness. You made a mistake? It’s okay.

Rather than making resolutions to be better for others, we should resolve only to be better for ourselves. Continue reading


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The One Resolution You Must Keep

Chances are good you made at least one resolution for 2013. Last year, I made 12 of them. A year later, I can confidently say that I have kept three and a half of them

One resolution you must keep, Lifeishotblog, commitment

I promise to take a good look at myself from time to time.

and have adopted them as part of my life. (I give myself partial credit for one that I’ve kept some of the time.) Honestly, I made no effort on the other eight.

Whether you kept your resolutions last year or not does not matter. The year is over. It is done. What matters is whether you are where you want to be in your life.

This year I’ve only made one resolution and it’s a resolution that each of us would do well to keep. Continue reading

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