Category Growing spiritually

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Who Was He?

For me the fact that Jesus became the perfect example of a servant is one I cannot ignore or rationalize. Serving it the point. I watched my mother do it. The people I most admire are servants. It is only when serving that I’m most happy. In truth I believe service is therapeutic. If you want to heal, help.

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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True Love Needs Space

Even when I first married I had a sense that I would lose myself in marriage, especially that marriage. And I did. That happens when a Popular Sanguine people pleaser marries a Powerful Choleric with a strong and condescending nature.

Healthy emotional individuals are comfortable with their separateness. They don’t lose themselves in a relationship. They allow the other person to be a separate individual. There is no jealousy or possessiveness.

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7 Steps for Experiencing God in Your Life and Finding Your Focus

The Spirit’s job is to guide you according to the will of the Father. Then the Spirit enables you to do God’s will. You are completely dependent on God for the knowledge and the ability to accomplish His purposes. That is why your relationship to Him is so important. That is why you need to wait until you have heard a word from Him about His purposes and ways.

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Spiritual Health is Birthed in Your Dungeon

Entering your Castle is “embarking on a life’s journey that will transform you and your relationship with God and the world.” This is serious spiritual work. You’ve likely asked yourself, “What is my purpose for being here? or “What am I meant to do? I know I have.

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2017 Guidance and Inspiration from The Tough Old Bird

My plan for this year is to offer guidance in three basic areas: Mental Health, Physical Health and Spiritual Health with a few random topics thrown in on occasion. I hope that you will share my blog with your friends to expand my reach to inspire women.

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How to Find Joy in Nature

I’m not a great outdoors person but I do enjoy time away from the cares of the day-to-day worries. And I’m always glad that I did when I get outside and enjoy nature.

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How Chaos Can Shape Your Life Changes

Find the Message in the Chaos There is usually a message in the chaos. Not the chaos in Denver, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Portland, Oakland and New York after the presidential election. I’m referring to the chaos that comes to each of us. Internal confusion and racket in the brain drives me to tears. Conflicting thoughts, chronic […]

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How to Avoid Disruptions in Your Bliss

3 ways to Have More Bliss My goal is to empower women, all women. I know what it is to lose your bliss. There have been times when fear overcame me and I didn’t know which way to turn.  Usually I was overwhelmed with my own thoughts. Blame was easier than forgiveness. Spewing my mental […]

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How to Find Meaning in Your Life

How to Find Meaning Do you feel that your life has meaning? I hope so. You see, I think every life has meaning, though the meaning varies greatly from person to person. I also believe that it is futile to figure it all out. People seem to like assigning events to God and giving him […]