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Posts Tagged ‘Soul’

I Was Sad Until I Met a Man with Joy

  “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.” – Winston Churchill I know you’ve heard the old saying, “I had no shoes and complained, until I met a man who had no feet.” The power of these words to shift us out of discouragement, self-pity or just plain…

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Reach for the Best! With a Little Help from Your Friends

Few things are better for your Soul than good friends. I mean good friends.  They encourage us. Stand with us. Challenge us. Tell us the truth. Acknowledge and help us reach for the best in ourselves. Key to such relationships is reaching for the best in our relationships: ~First, reaching for the best choices in who…

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Finding Your Dream: It’s What You Were Made For

As little girls we dreamed of being ballerinas or princesses. Later we played house and school. Some of us were bookworms and others loved music. This is certainly true of my little granddaughters Emily & Ava. Did you know that what we dreamed of and played at most as children can be clues to the purpose…

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Real Women Love Chocolate, and…

Real women love chocolate… and strength… and tenderness… and goodness… and harmony… and truth… and…the God who is the source of all the above. What you truly care about, you are passionate about…and passion leads to action. Passion is not just a feeling or desire. Real passion moves you to protect those you love and…

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Self Talk: Soul Food

You’d have to literally be a hermit to not be aware of the continual admonitions in all the major media outlets, books, magazines, etc., not to mention your doctor, to take good care of your health. But, how well are you taking good care of your soul? I mean your mind, your emotions, your will? This is, of course,…

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Perfectionism Can Ruin Your Life

Thousands of women catch at least one Martha Stewart show during the holidays, including me (although I’m less likely to do so this year since she was so publicly mean-spirited in her comments about Sarah Palin. Whether you like Sarah or not, Martha revealed a side to herself I find distasteful), and I was reminded of the film…

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Cry Me a River

My husband and I watched a program on the Science channel about the human body. Some amazing facts about this ‘earth suit’ we walk around in. For instance, the average person takes 5 million steps a year, and will cry 17 gallons of tears in a life-time. 17 gallons! What’s all the tears about? Some are from laughter and joy,…

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Who Pulls Your Strings?: Puppeteers in our Lives

Remember when you were in junior high or high school and how you lived your life trying to be accepted by your peers? You aligned your dress, behavior and even the places you went according to the ‘code’ of the crowd you wanted to be a part of. You most likely continued this behavior even…

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Go Ahead, Let Yourself Grieve

I ran into a friend today who shared that it was a difficult day for her because it was the three year ‘anniversary’ since her sister died of cancer. She shared her concern about still crying over her sister’s death, and the guilt she feels over not telling her how much she meant to her. I…

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Guard Your Heart

What’s the first thing you think of when you hear the words, ‘guard your heart’? To cover it and not let people in because you’ll only get hurt? To stay away from defiling things that can harm you? What do you think? In the book of Proverbs, it says in (chapter 4, verse 23), “Above…

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