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On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

On Fire: Finding Your Gift And Using It

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What TRANSITION teaches us

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A life journey does not unfold in a straight line; the route is often circuitous and sometimes requires an abrupt stop in order to discern the next steps. -Debbie Kirk Wide Open Spaces: Women exploring call through stories and reflections […]

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Find your Gift and use it. WHY.

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Your Gift is an insight wrapped in talent and shared with others. Why find and use it? Four reasons: 1) To start down this Gift-giving path is to turn toward God and the truth you’ve been created and for a […]

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Give what you need

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Usually it’s alpha mare bellowing and kicking alpha gelding. Not last night. The bellowing turned frantic. Man-Son flew out of bed and ran barefooted to the corral. He yelled to let the horses know he was there. Situation: a fog […]

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Go deeper

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There’s a lot going on. Even country living isn’t simple. Every day I face: –Unexpected problems: The gelding and mare are kicking each other again. Through the fence meant to separate them. –Family responsibilities: Could you feed the dogs this […]

Check yourself–do you really want to be on fire?

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In my armed chair at my computer to write. I go inward seeking a flame…smoldering embers… a spark at least. Words to keep your heart and mine burning. My blog title is On Fire: finding your gift and using it! […]

Uncertain–but not paralyzed (how)

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I thought life would get easier. More under control. Finally the time would come when I could freely and happily do what was most important—give back to God by giving my Gift. But it didn’t happen—the part about life getting […]

Dream or Die

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Have you stopped dreaming? You no longer: –Draw amazing possibilities in your imagination? –Invent solutions? –Craft new ways to communicate your idea? –Scheme work-arounds? –Imagine what your key relationships could be if you went back at it? –Wish for the […]

How to get off the sidelines and into the A-C-T-I-O-N

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Sidelined. Thoughts swirl: I’m getting nowhere I’ve got too many strikes against me You have to have money to make money There are so many people who do this and better than me. Why try? I’m not included, not part […]

What if Tabby hadn’t pulled CARRIE out of the trash? (Stephen King)

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I couldn’t see wasting two weeks…creating a novella I didn’t like and wouldn’t be able to sell. So I threw it away.            The next night, when I came home from school, Tabby had the pages. She’d spied them while emptying […]

Your Gift: the daily battle

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I have a Gift. So do you. My Gift could be described in a number of ways, but at its most basic level, it has to do with uncovering the uniqueness in people and helping them see it for themselves. […]

5 Steps for writing a life purpose statement

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In my previous post, Your purpose–write it down, see it happen, I described a life purpose statement this way: … a purpose statement simply captures an overriding theme already present in your life. It puts down in words the true […]

Your purpose–write it down, see it happen

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Do you feel called to something? Have a cause you are passionate about? Know your life purpose?  If so, have you written it down? Dr. Henriette Anne Klauser says writing down your dream or goal is the first step to […]

9 Questions for uncovering your Gift

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I define your Gift as: An insight wrapped in talent and shared with others.(More about your Gift here.) So, it’s not just what you’re good at. It’s what you’re good at applied to what you care about. The combination is […]

Got a dream? You also need a DARE.

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Monday morning. The first day of the week brings fresh hopes and dreams. I imagine better, clearer ways to be true, to give the Gift entrusted to me. But there’s always something. I live on a mini-ranch. Letting the horses […]

The word that ‘kills’ your dream & the one that lets it loose

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There is a word that – keeps you down, – deepens your fears, – squelches your dreams and – hands you off to addictions and distractions—television, video games, shopping, wine, porn—ensuring you waste your life. The word is this: H […]

Out of ideas? In a black hole? Think F-L-O-W

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It is morning. A new day, a fresh start. But the thoughts swirling in my mind are grey: I’m stuck. My new ideas are all used up. I’m a failure. How does he/she do it? How does he keep coming […]

Sick–overweight–depressed? Have you checked your calling?

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The news isn’t good: One in four Americans are obese (some stats say one in three). One in ten US adults are suffering from depression. 9% are diabetic and our overall standard of health is on the decline. We are […]

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To myself: You’re unproductive. You’re too emotional. Insecure. Scaredy-cat. Just push ahead, stupid! Look at Joe (or Susan). He gets after it ...

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