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Getting Nowhere? ~ A Rescue

posted by grose

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 every day. Steady outcomes. Can’t you be more like that? Just do it. Your work doesn’t really matter. […]

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You and I are a Promise

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Today these words infuse new life into me. I share them with you with the hope they will encourage you too. “In our faithful listening to God’s Word, we often neglect his first word to us–the gift of ourselves to […]

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How to Grow Your Talent

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In old age, I don’t want to review my life and wish I’d done more with the talent given me. I don’t want to wonder what held me back. Should I have found better teachers? Practiced more? Knocked on more […]

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How to Steer Your Life

posted by grose

Somewhere each day we have to fall in love with someone, something, some moment, event, phrase. Somehow each day we must allow the softening of the heart.  Otherwise our hearts will move inevitably toward hardness. We will move toward cynicism, […]

The Road to Freedom and the PIT on the way

posted by grose

I know regret. Really well. Open doors I walked through turned out to have ugly surprises—a contentious boss, a backstabbing friend, or a guy who just wanted to use me. A new city I thought was the pot at the […]

Do you HATE who you are? Hear this.

posted by grose

No two snowflakes are the same.  Every person is special. There will never be another person born exactly like you. You know this. But you wonder about: – Your ADHD making it impossible to sit at attention for very long. […]

The Paradox: For others ~ Not for others

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It’s crazy. Our true personhood and calling flow from desiring to give something of ourselves to help others. However, others are also the #1 squelcher of our personhood and calling. How so? Abusive authority figures teach us to watch our […]

Who Are You? (and why you need to know)

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Do you know who you are?  Grab a pen and write your answers: 1. What do I love? 2.  What do I hate? 3.  What are my key personality traits? 4. What are my top talents? 5. I get the […]

The minute I move forward ~ Disaster. What then?

posted by grose

You’ve heard the quotes. The minute you set your will to pursue your calling or some higher realm endeavor—art, a business venture, guitar lessons—Heaven comes to your aid. Doors mysteriously open. Synchronicity happens. The missing piece you need shows up. […]

The #1 Tool ~ to create something new and cool

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Do you need a: Solution? Product? Book topic? Idea for a painting? Whole new chapter in your life? A guru or mountain retreat may help. However, on an ongoing basis, the #1 tool for creating something new is this: Openness. […]

World News: What we can do–now

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The world news hangs over me: “Army suicide rate hits record in July” (USA Today) “Years After Haiti Quake, Safe Housing is a Dream for Many” (The NY Times) “‘Pussy Riot’ sentenced to 2 years in a penal colony in […]

Live your own life: 7 steps

posted by grose

The more we get what we now call ‘ourselves’ out of the way and let Him take us over, the more truly ourselves we become. The alternative is the real disaster. The more I resist Him and try to live […]

Find your Gift and use it. WHY.

posted by grose

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 […]

Got a dream? You also need a DARE.

posted by grose

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 […]

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 […]

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A Psychologist, a Dead Chicken, and the Back Door
I read a book about the impact of childhood memories. The author, a well-known psychologist, wrote that if we recall our three most vivid memories, we’d see who we are. Or, he could describe to us what we’re like…something like that. I’ve given it a lot of thought. For me, traveling ba

posted 6:21:14pm Jul. 10, 2013 | read full post »

Chaos Gave Me 4 Truths and a Path
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posted 3:14:25pm Jul. 05, 2013 | read full post »

One Thing to do with your life
Think about it:  You didn’t ask to be born. You don’t know exactly where you came from or where you’re going—if anywhere—after you die.  Yet, you’re here. Living in this place and time.  For a

posted 9:30:11am Jul. 02, 2013 | read full post »

An Ex-boyfriend, Two Professors and ~ How To Coach Another Person
It was the worst time to fall apart. The final semester of my senior year in college was for completing projects and planning my future. Instead, I was depressed. Hardly able to get out of bed. Skipping classes. Doing the bare minimum, if that. The reason was my boyfriend—EX-boyfriend. Our b

posted 2:30:52pm Jun. 20, 2013 | read full post »

Getting Nowhere? ~ A Rescue
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 every day. Steady outcomes. Can’t you be more like th

posted 4:18:13pm Jun. 18, 2013 | read full post »

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