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Chaos Gave Me 4 Truths and a Path

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My elderly father succumbed to a stroke. Then bed bugs arrived in the house I just completed decorating. The creepy, blood-sucking insects infested again and again. Thirdly, a new friend turned postal…frightening me with her behavior.My world teetered dangerously out […]

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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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Decide to Love Your Life

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Cook up your grandmother’s meatloaf recipe. The dirty laundry molding in the closet? Wash it. Two years ago a couple moved in next door. Go introduce yourself. Join the YMCA and sign up for classes. Scrape the mold off the […]

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A horse that loves to run ~ Is this you?

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Steven Pressfield writes about watching a famous trainer work with his thoroughbreds. To Steven’s surprise, the trainer takes great pains to make the training sessions “fun” for the horses. The trainer explained: Horses understand the whip but I don’t want […]

Oprah and Brene Brown: “Let the Spirit Flow”

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In a funk, I picked up O Magazine. Inside Oprah interviewed Dr. Brené Brown, Houston sociologist famous for her research on shame and vulnerability. I had viewed her TED talks. Even read Dr. Brown’s latest book, Daring Greatly. I knew […]

How to Steer Your Life

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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 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 […]

When you’re so D O N E with it

posted by grose

You’ve tried and tried. Rattled doors. Researched, strategized and planned. Pushed forward. Worked. Hoped and prayed. But nothing seems to get traction. Your dream is going nowhere. You feel empty and alone. Broken-hearted. Here’s what to do: for today (and […]

Cartoon, Facebook and “How are you spending your life?”

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Dan Piraro’s cartoon (left), ironically, is making the rounds on Facebook.com. When I saw it, I chuckled and promptly posted it to my own home page. The cartoon pokes fun at us. It also asks us to reflect on how […]

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 […]

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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 ...

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

Chaos Gave Me 4 Truths and a Path
My elderly father succumbed to a stroke. Then bed bugs arrived in the house I just completed decorating. The creepy, blood-sucking insects infested again and again. Thirdly, a new friend turned postal…frightening me with her behavior.My world ...

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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 ...

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