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Toolbox for Life

Toolboxes. We all need ’em.  Traditionally, toolboxes have been men’s territory: a gift sure to bring a smile! Load it up with tools for the house and the car. Wrenches, hammers, electric screwdriver, nuts-n-bolts – you name it! And repair…

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SMART is Beautiful!

I love when things fit together.  Here we are, learning to grow our BEAUTIFUL lives, and Coach Laura Link shows up to teach about SMART goals, and I realize once again that SMART IS BEAUTIFUL! Back in December, I created…

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Take the Best, Leave the Rest!

I have been to my share of recovery-related support groups and one thing I’ve always appreciated about the 12-step format is the advice to “Take the best and leave the rest.”  In other words, when you hear some bit of…

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The Trust Factor

Early this morning, as I pondered about which aspect of spiritual growth to focus on today, I realized that praying about it would  be a smart thing to do! During my prayer time, what came to me was the importance…

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Going with the Flow

Images of the Holy Spirit always denote an active, living energy and movement: Fire, River, Wind, Rain…  There is a natural flow to our spiritual lives and to any type of growth we experience.  But sometimes we get stuck. Sometimes…

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Where are you now … with God?

Thinking about this topic brought me back to the time when my faith was new and, I thought, unshakably strong. Unshakably.  Well, as the saying goes, “We don’t know what we don’t know.” God is unshakable. I, on the other…

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Mirror, Mirror (Beyond Resolutions 1.2)

Welcome to the second journal assignment for “Beyond Resolutions.”  Today’s entry is all about perspective. The term “Selfie” comes to mind – so many people taking snapshots of themselves throughout the day for facebook or other social media. Today we…

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