Category courageous living

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Life Allows for Rebirth and Rejuvenation

Our life cycles include difficult if not damaging events. We may even feel as though our lives are all but destroyed. Have you been through something that caused you to feel as if your future hopes and dreams were completely demolished?

The World Needs More Like My Daughter

What happens when the boundary lines are blurred? As difficult as teaching youth about boundaries can be, teaching them how to determine what to do when the lines are not clear is nearly impossible. Impossible without moral priorities.

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A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

You probably have more courage than you think. Look over your week. Think of actions you took that you were not able to take a year ago. You have probably developed muscles you didn’t know you had. Don’t be afraid to take the next step.

Have you been rejected?

Are You Accepted/Rejected? We hold a status in society – married or divorced, stay-at-home mom or working mom, white collar or blue collar, successful or on welfare, home owner or homeless, physically fit or disabled, black or white. If you’ve ever changed from one status to another you may know the sting of judgment that […]

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New Program for Single Moms in SETX

Something new is happening in southeast Texas. It will change lives. It will change statistics. It will change our community.

Bridges of Hope for Single Moms is an Educational Support Program that will make it possible for single moms to earn a two-year degree with assistance along the way.

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3 Needs for Genuine Lasting Love

Courage is required for a genuine and lasting love relationship. You make yourself vulnerable. You open yourself and share your secrets.It takes time to know if a person respects you. You will be more likely to do this if you first respect yourself. Out of self-respect you can create a respectful relationship.

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4Guiding Points from The Road Less Traveled

In the first section Peck addresses “discipline.” He states, “Discipline is the basic set of tools we require to solve life’s problems.” He encourages us to:

Delay gratification
Accept responsibility
Be dedicated to truth
Prioritize different requirements in our lives.

How to Find Your Joy by Changing Your Story

We all have a story, how we perceive our lives, our experiences. It is what you tell others about your life. It is how you see your life. It’s your angle or “take” on how things have played out for you.

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Why Identifying Strengths Makes Sense

Concentrating on your strengths will bring power into everything you do. Most of us do not know what our strengths are

Quote-Do not let your fears choose your destiny.

3 Steps to Turn Fear Into Fantastic

Turn Fears into Fantastic A One Minute Audio: What (or who) are you afraid of? All of us have fears. Fear in the extreme can be paralyzing. It can cause us to limit how we interact with people and with situations. It can prevade our lives.  Facing our fear is a valuable life skill. A […]