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Father's Day

Father’s Day – A Holiday or Holy Day?

Father – The one who has the honor of offering the seed of new life; and hopefully he has the wisdom and love to guid that seed to its fruition. The value of a father cannot be overestimated. “When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both […]

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light

How Bright Does Your Light Shine?

(14) “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.(15) Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. (16) In the same way, let your light shine before […]

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You are brilliant hope

Discover Your Brilliance, Fulfill Your Dreams

“Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.” – Helen Keller “Successful people maintain a positive focus in life no matter what is going on around them. They stay focused on their past successes rather than their past failures, and on the next action steps they need to take to get […]

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Why is it a Beautiful Day?

Blue skies and sunshine with a few passing fluffy white clouds and a mild breeze. The temperature is comfortable, neither hot or cold – just right for jeans and a T-shirt. You enjoy a little walk with your dog and a smiling stranger proclaims as he walks by, “Beautiful day, isn’t it?” No doubt, you […]

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The Spokes and the Wheel

Do you sometimes feel like just a spoke on a wheel? This term is usually used when a person feels expendable, or they don’t feel valued. The comparison comes from the fact that one or two spokes can break, but the wheel will continue to function. It’s easy to feel small and unimportant in a […]

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How Many Ways Can You Appreciate Your Mother?

“Life doesn’t come with a manual, it comes with a mother.” – Unknown “To the world you are a mother, but to your family you are the world.” – Unknown “A mother is not a person to lean on, but a person to make leaning unnecessary.” – Dorothy Canfield Fisher “Most mothers are instinctive philosophers.” […]

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Raising Responsible Kids in an Irresponsible Culture

One of the most joyful parts of parenting is seeing your children develop healthy relationships while they learn to take responsibility for their own life. Trust, self confidence, the ability to discern right from wrong, as well as your child’s personality, all play a part in this ongoing process. As we strive to develop heart-centered relationships at […]

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tulip garden

Life Is The Garden You Plant With Love

“Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” –  Rumi “The glory of gardening: hands in the dirt, head in the sun, heart with nature. To nurture a garden is to feed not just on the body, but the soul.” –  Alfred Austin, English Poet “A single […]

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Jesus

Was Jesus’ Crucifixion Inevitable?

Following the life of Jesus in the Bible we learn some astonishing things. He was a very controversial figure, saying and doing things that upset the religious leaders of that time. He was a rebel. If we read the Bible without any theological prejudice, a new story emerges. The Mission of the Messiah In this […]

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family communication

Family Communication – Expressing Heart Even When You’re Stressed

The most important yet often neglected part of a relationship is communication. As a parent or partner you can easily get into the habit of giving directions and commands, expressing your expectations but not your heart. This can create friction and misunderstanding, even when you’re trying to make your point very clear and simple. Putting […]

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