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A Thought from a Tough Old Bird

I’ve heard it said that knowing ourselves is the hardest task of all. Do you know, really know, your true self? Growing in Christian maturity involves becoming self-aware.

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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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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

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How to Make a Great First Impression

What statement are you making? What impression do you make on the world around you? “Reputation is critically important, so consciously define and protect it at every turn. You may have a hard time undoing damage you have already done, but you can sure stop yourself from continuing to hurt yourself from this moment forward […]

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2 Smart Strategies to Reclaim Your Identity After Divorce

Still my personal identity suffered. All the rotten phrases came to mind: scorned women, divorcee, and single mother. I hate how we label people, but we do and I had to accept that.

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3 Traits of Highly Empowered Women and How They Will Help You Too

Traits of Empowered Women An empowered woman knows her strengths and how to exercise them. She believes in the power of her strengths. She works hard and remains focused. Know Your Strengths Empowered women know themselves well. They are aware of both their strong traits and their personal weaknesses or challenges. Empowered women use their […]

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How well do you know yourself?

Know Yourself There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.” -Benjamin Franklin  Seems simple, right? You look in the mirror everyday and you recognize your face. You think you know yourself. I think that self-awareness is a spiritual process and often takes a lifetime. Some will tell you that […]

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Perfectionism Is Not Necessarily a Good Thing

I spend lots of time with my cousin, Ann, when I was a young girl. Her mother, my aunt, kept everything in her home as neat as a pin. I thought this was great. My mother was much less organized. Organizing gave me a sense of control and I liked it. I especially liked not […]

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An Enneagram Video Introduction Gives Valuable Info for Discovering Your True Self

Click title below for video Gail talks about the Enneagram Related post: Who Are You? The Enneagram is a valuable tool for self awareness-essential for spiritual growth. Before you resist and suspect the enneagram of being something like a horoscope, let’s learn a little about this very old and unique way of studying our God-given […]

How to Live Your Life So That You Are Free

Live Your Life, Don’t Play Small My Own Worst Enemy “The Unimagined Life” Are you your own worst enemy? From My Own Worst Enemy: Most of us want to believe that we live our lives in a fairly self-aware, consciously chosen fashion. Unfortunately, in the busyness and noise of our culture, that is often not the […]