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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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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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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 – 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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Validate Yourself In God’s Unconditional Love

Everyone longs for true love, but we often don’t recognise how much we are loved already. Does a child feel how much their parents love them? Children don’t have the capacity to fully comprehend their parents hearts, and can often misunderstand their parents actions. We are like this in relation to God, not fully comprehending […]

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Life Without Hope Is Like A Garden Without Spring

“If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?”- Percy Bysshe Shelley “When Nature resumes her loveliness, the human soul is apt to revive also.” – Harriet Ann Jacobs “The garden of love is green without limit and yields many fruits other than sorrow or joy. Love is beyond either condition: without spring, without autumn, it […]

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Threats In The World We Live In

When I was growing up I would wake up every morning to graphic news reports of the war in Vietnam. In elementary school, during the Cuban missile crisis, we did practice drills of hiding under our desks in case of bomb attacks. I lived in south Florida, so the threat was close. Parents Want to […]

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Practicing True Love Is Our Inheritance

Friends show their love in times of trouble, not in happiness. –Euripides If you love someone, set them free. If they come back they’re yours; if they don’t they never were. –Richard Bach, American Novelist The most important thing in the world is family and love. –John Wooden, American Coach There is no love without […]

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