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The Inspirational Life, Issue #0020
January 12, 2016

The Inspirational Life

Welcome to the Inspirational-Prayers Newsletter

Also called

The Inspirational Life.


This edition contains:

WHAT'S NEW on the Website


BIBLE DEVOTIONAL: Focusing on the New Year

MARRIAGE INSIGHTS: Secrets for Spouses


DISCovering New Year Insights


FINAL PRAYER: Prayer for our Divine Purpose

What's New

Hi, I'm Beth McLendon, and I want to welcome you to our newsletter.

We at Inspirational Prayers are honored that you have visited our site. We have over 500 pages of prayers, Bible study, and helpful information for Christians on our website.

We also send out a newsletter about 12 times a year.

This is our first newsletter of 2016. We pray that this newsletter is inspiring and encouraging!

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If you are blessed by our site and our newsletter, please consider giving a small donation to our ministry. The donation button is at the bottom of the home page.

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What's New on the website since the last newsletter?

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Prayer during Suffering

Hymns and Gospel Songs that Heal the Heart

Retirement Party Prayer

Psalm 150 - Giving Praise to God (God's Fun Psalm)

New Romance Pages (discussed in "Secrets for Spouses" section)

And several new Christmas pages.

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Take note that all new pages are featured on our "Info on What's New" page. There is a link to "What's New" on the top right side of every page.

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Below is a link to our website, in case you haven't visited lately.

New Year Prayer

Below is a quick New Year Prayer.

It is easy to memorize for easy access during the New Year!

Consider praying it often.

Dear Lord,

Fill me with your strength.

Guide my emotions upward.

Show me the right path.

I will follow you.

In Jesus' name I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

Currently on the website -

We have lots of

New Year pages -

Including New Year "PRAYER" pages.

We also have inspirational insights and tips for starting the New Year.

All of our New Year and other Holiday pages are found by clicking the link below.

New Year Pages and More

Focusing on the New Year

We have a full year ahead of us loaded with opportunities and possibilities.

We stand at the beginning of the year - challenged to LEARN from the past while LEAVING the past behind.

We are challenged to move forward in our spiritual growth.

New Year Question:

What would God want us to aim toward concerning our spiritual growth?

In thinking about that, I came up with the idea of choosing a "2016 Bible verse."

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Here is my 2016 Bible verse:

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven."

Matthew 5:16 KJV

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Many of you would choose a different verse.

I encourage you to consider picking a 2016 Bible verse and displaying it on your refrigerator or other prominent place.

Those of you who are parents may want to sit down with each of your children and encourage each of them to choose a special 2016 Bible verse.

In this 2016 New Year....

Let's remember to keep the main thing the main thing.

And Jesus is the Main Thing!

Secrets for Spouses

This month, this section is for couples who are interested in adding more romance to the New Year.

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In "Secrets for Spouses" in the December newsletter, I wrote about several things that couples can do to prevent divorce.

One of the suggestions was - "Add More Fun Together."

Last month I wrote:

Adding more fun to a marriage gives lots of happy memories. It also lifts emotions and creates happy thoughts about the future. Adding fun is adding glue to the bond between a husband and wife.

Romance is sometimes a part of the fun of a marriage.

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As I was pondering what to write in this month's newsletter, I noted that:

1. Many couples want to add more romance to their marriage.

2. And it gives me joy to help strengthen marriages.

So..... after writing the December newsletter, I decided to make "Romance" a focus of new pages for 2016.

I got busy and have created several new romance pages to present to you.

The new pages are called:

Valentine Romance Ideas

Springtime Romance Ideas

Summer Romance Ideas

And coming later in the year, we will post other romance pages.

Here is a link to the Valentine romance page. Valentine Romance Ideas

Even when things go wrong

and your spouse and family act


pray and ask God to help you

remain steady and supernaturally joyful.

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Our website has many pages on marriage.

I invite you to visit our Happy Marriage Prayers.

We have a page called - Troubled Marriage Prayers.

See the links below.

Happy Marriage Prayers And the next link is: Prayer for Troubled Marriages

DISC Personality New Year Prayer

I want to encourage you to visit

a special New Year page on our website.

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The page contains unique prayer

for New Year blessings

based on DISC personality styles.

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The page has a unique New Year prayer for the "D" style, and one for the "I" style, one for the "S" style, and one for the "C" style.

The page explains the four styles, and then prayer follows.

Here is the link.

DISC Personality New Year Prayer

DISCovering New Year Insights

Understanding the four DISC personality styles gives us insights into what each style is looking forward to in the New Year.

First I will give an introduction to DISC -


To begin, let's get some basic personality knowledge.

There are 4 basic DISC personality styles.

They are:

The "D" which is outgoing and task-oriented.

The "I" which is outgoing and people-oriented.

The "S" which is reserved and people-oriented.

The "C" which is reserved and task-oriented.

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Note that each of us is a blend of traits from each of the four personality styles. Yet, the style that contains most of our traits tends to powerfully pull our thoughts in certain directions.

We are all unique. Yet, realizing our main personality style helps give us clues as to our strengths and weaknesses and the strengths and weaknesses of others.

Even after we discover our main personality style, we need to remember that we will not have every trait in our main style.

It is important to realize that each style has a tendency to see life in a different way. So each style approaches life with a different mindset, different thoughts, and different goals.

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Insights into the New Year Desires of each of the DISC styles.

What is each style looking forward to in the New Year?

Each of us is unique, yet often we find that:

"Ds" are looking forward to lots of RESULTS in the New Year.

"Is" are looking forward to lots of FUN in the New Year.

"Ss" are looking forward to lots of STABILITY in the New Year.

"Cs" are looking forward to lots of PERFECTION in the New Year.

The desires of the first three styles are basically self-explanatory.

Below I give a fuller explanation concerning the "C" style.

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The "C" style has a deep desire to do things right - in whatever way they define "Right."

This "desire to do things right" leads to a desire for perfection.

"Cs" want to do things with excellence and perfection.

"Cs" set high standards for themselves and others.

That can cause conflicts with others.

Most people do not realize that "Cs" are generally harder on themselves than others. "Cs" carry heavy burdens.

"Cs" have trouble understanding how to live a balanced life in the area of perfectionism.

As "Cs" learn about DISC, they can discover ways to reduce strife with others AND ways to lay down their heavy burdens - while maintaining their general perspective and focus on life.

My book (featured later in the newsletter) has insights that can help "Cs" with those issues.

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Seeking to understand others and seeking to be understood helps all of us to create more harmony and happiness in our life.

I encourage everyone to learn more about DISC during the coming year.

Copyright © 2016 Beth McLendon of Inspirational -



If you would like to know more about the four DISC Personality Styles, I have written a book about it.

It is called "Praying for your Child" but it is not just for parents.

It explains ADULTS also.

It will explain in easy terms the 4 styles and give you lots of information about children AND adults.

The book highlights traits from the four styles and explains how to use that information to become a happier more successful person.

The book also has great prayers to pray.

People rave at how it helped them understand their spouse, their children, their other family members, their boss, their co-workers, and their friends.

And for those who serve in leadership roles - at work or at church - DISC will enable you to greatly enhance your leadership strengths.

The book is available to be shipped to those who live in the United States.

There is a link for information about my book located directly after the prayer.

Prayer for God's Divine Purpose

Prayer for

God's Divine Purpose in your Life

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Dear Lord,

You have a plan and purpose for each day of 2016.

I ask for your guidance and your direction.

I ask for motivational zeal to accomplish your goals.

I ask for compassion to help me move through my days with an ever increasing love for others.

In love and devotion I pray,


Copyright © 2015 Beth McLendon of

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