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Feb 19

2018

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Being Stretched

I love the BYU devotional “Healing=Courage+Action+Grace by Jonathan G. Sandberg. It is one of those talks I visit often. Here Brother Sandberg states: “How is it that a loving God would allow us to suffer? I have come to realize that my Savior cares more about my growth than He does about my comfort. One evidence of His love is that He does not spare me from the suffering I need for my development and progression, even when I get mad at Him.”

We are here at Earth School to learn to be like Him! And that is why we often have hard lessons to learn and difficult challenges to bear. He knows we grow as we are stretched.

Embrace the stretching and acknowledge your progress!  We are on a sacred journey home.

–Raychelle

Sep 23

2017

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What are you choosing?

Have you even considered the impact of all your little decision and reactions throughout the day?  I believe they are incredibly more important than we realize on a conscious level.

Snapshot:  Your alarm goes off…should I get up or stay in bed a few more minutes?  You choose to stay under the covers making the rest of your morning rushed and incomplete.  Should I fix myself something nutritious or go for a granola bar? Grabbing the granola bar, you remember that you never even opened your scriptures or read through your goals. As you drive to work…should I listen to the news or offer a silent prayer and contemplate blessings?  You listen to the news and arrive at work unsettled, stressed, and rushed.  Read more →

Aug 07

2017

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Give Yourself Permission

Sometimes we get stuck. I have found that often the remedy for “stuckness” is simply giving yourself permission to do or become something.

Why? In the past, as children, there were always authority figures who granted us permission. But in adult life, they are merely memories.

We are our own authority now, but often don’t acknowledge it. Giving yourself permission opens doors, creates new patterns, brings positive energy, and removes mental blocks. It’s worth a try even if it feels, at first, uncomfortable. Read more →

Jun 14

2017

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What are you learning?

As my daughter was unpacking after her 2nd year of college, I picked up her book, “Becoming a Learner”, and leafed through the pages. Author Matthew Sanders’ main premise is that the primary purpose of college is to become a learner. That struck a chord within because I believe one of the main purposes of life is to become a learner! Read more →

Jan 10

2017

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What is your mission?

Zig Ziglar once said, “Outstanding people have one thing in common: an absolute sense of mission.” When your ‘whys’ are crystal clear and so significant you would sacrifice deeply for them, you will find the strength to move forward into your purpose.

If you are trying to figure out your mission or calling, here are a few ideas:  Read more →

Jun 20

2016

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Are you getting the message?

Remember when you accidentally touched a hot stove or got too close to a fire? What was the result?

PAIN!

Have you considered the message of pain?

It was so you’d move your hand! If you hadn’t felt that searing, sharp signal of pain, your hand could’ve been seriously injured before you realized what was happening.

Physical pain was the messenger, sending a clear signal that something had to change. Physical pain keeps us safe by warning of further danger.

Emotional pain warns of danger in a similar way. It calls loudly and incessantly for change. Emotional pain invites us to consider a different path, to find new ways of thinking, or to seek help from someone else. Read more →

May 10

2016

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Dream On!

How important is having a dream?

Anything you accomplish first starts in the mind as a possibility. As you keep the dream alive, move forward with inspired action while staying consistent and patiently holding out in faith, your dream will begin to form in the physical realm.

There was a time I didn’t dream. Life was so hard, there was too much to do, too few resources and I felt pulled in too many directions. I had given up on dreaming. Surviving says it best… head barely above water. Read more →

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 →