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Mar 25

2016

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Are you willing to set sail across an unknown sea?

“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” These words caught my attention as I was perusing Facebook this morning. How true! Choosing to face your “ocean” (whatever that may be) can only be done as you leave a place that is both comfortable and familiar. Look around. How many people do you see who are living quiet lives of desperation or at best mediocrity because they are too afraid to leave what is comfortable and familiar? Read more →

Jan 18

2016

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Imagination: Key to Success!

How important is imagination?  I remember, as a girl, being reprimanded for daydreaming at school. Did this happen to you, too? I think I turned off some of my ability to imagine then, so I could pay attention more readily.  Over recent years, I have become aware of how important our imagination really is!  It can hold huge fears which keep us trapped and it can hold great dreams which propel us forward toward amazing outcomes.  Read more →

Nov 20

2015

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Why Do We Suffer?

This week, after working with clients who were abused or  terribly wronged, I’ve been contemplating the purpose of severe trials in our lives. Today during my personal study I came across an insightful article by Dr. Ray Pritchard. His insights were illuminating:

“What is God trying to do when he allows his children to go through hard trials and deep suffering? First, God is trying … to purify us of iniquity. Second, God uses suffering to test our faith. Will you still obey God in the darkness? Will you serve God when things aren’t going your way?… Third, God uses times of difficulty to humble us… Let the darkness fall and we are on our knees crying out to God. Fourth, God uses hard times to prepare us to minister to others. He comforts us so that we may comfort others….Fifth, I believe God uses hard times to prepare us for a new understanding of his character. In the furnace we discover God’s goodness in a way we had never experienced it before.” — Dr. Ray Pritchard Read more →

Oct 26

2015

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Do you truly Love?

Do you truly love? M. Scott Peck from his book “The Road Less Traveled” gives an eye-opening definition of love which I find intriguing. He claims love is “the will to extend one’s self for the purpose of nurturing one’s own or another’s spiritual growth.”

A wise teacher once stated, “True love is not so much a matter of romance as it is a matter of anxious concern for the well-being of one’s companion.” The Bible reminds us that “God is love,” and Gandhi teaches that “where there is love there is life.” Read more →

Sep 29

2015

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Reprogramming your Subconscious

More than 65,000 thoughts go through your head every day! Amazingly, 95% of those thoughts are from past programming. And much of that programming came before you were the age of eight!

But don’t despair if you think you can’t reprogram. Brain researcher John Assaraf explains: Read more →

Sep 14

2015

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Resistance

Have you felt that holding back, hesitancy or internal rebellion when you choose some course of action to improve yourself? Yep, that is resistance.

Resistance raises its ugly head when we finally commit to better ourselves, decide to dive into learning something difficult, improve spiritually, launch a new venture, or make a commitment of the heart.

Resistance’s object is to prevent us from changing—because change is uncomfortable, unfamiliar. Fueled by fear and generated internally from our subconscious beliefs, perceptions and past experiences, resistance pounces on us the moment we truly commit to personal expansion. Read more →

Aug 04

2015

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Are you Patient?

“Patience is tied very closely to faith… Actually, when we are unduly impatient, we are suggesting that we know what is best—better than does God. Or, at least, we are asserting that our timetable is better than His. We can grow in faith only if we are willing to wait patiently for God’s purposes and patterns to unfold in our lives, on His timetable.” ― Neal A. Maxwell

Recently I noticed an older man trying to be patient as he and his wife talked. I don’t think he was being patient—just “trying”. He would sigh and look slightly annoyed as he waited for her answer. He probably felt he was being patient, but in reality he was covering his impatience with a bit of self-absorption. Read more →

Apr 29

2015

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A Simple Choice

One quality successful people have is doing simple yet positive actions which lead toward their goals—and doing them consistently–day in, day out.

Jeff Olson in “The Slight Edge” contends that “ Everything that you need to transform your life is easy to do…every action you need to take to make any and all of your dreams come true is easy.”

So why are most of us unhealthy, unfulfilled and financially burdened? Read more →