How to have a daily clean slate

April 20, 2011

Hello, Every day we wake up is another opportunity to take another go at life. Of course being grateful is a superb first thought.  And part of gratefulness is forgiveness. Here’s how: if we were truly grateful for having another chance at life and living, we would make COMPLETE use of that chance, no?  When [...]

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What did key people teach you about forgiveness when you were growing up?

April 15, 2011

Hello,  First all “key people” are those folks who had an impact.  Whether you saw them daily or not, somehow they got into your mind and/or your heart. Unless you have thought about this and have made conscious choices to depart from or build upon what you were directly and indirectly taught, you may be [...]

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The #1 OTHER Reason to Forgive

April 14, 2011

 Hello there!      I know everyone says forgiveness is about helping your self, healing your self and freeing your self. That basically, by forgiving you give your self the gift of freedom – from past hurts, painful memories and even abusive people. But I’d like you to consider this OTHER reason to forgive. Here is the [...]

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What do you want said at your funeral? Any of these…

April 8, 2011

I know that’s a harsh visual to process for some. But seriously, what do you want said when you are gone? By now, we have all hopefully accepted that our turn will come. Thinking about this question can powerfully impact how you live today. Here are some things that can be said, you chose what [...]

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What? Forgive? No Apology FIRST?!

March 18, 2011

Seriously? You’re suggesting I forgive him even though he hasn’t as mush as LOOKED like he’s sorry, much less said it? These words ring in my head constantly as I can’t even count the number of people who’ve said them to me. YES!  Forgiving without the apology is my suggestion.  Here’s the thing, WHO IS [...]

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How to be available in relationships…every day

March 16, 2011

Hello! Recently we’ve talking a lot about ‘availability.’ As laid out here, Dr. Therman Evans believes availability is a 3-fold concept; presence, reach-ability and usability. All three must be in place for you to consider yourself truly available. Any one missing and you are not available. So consider your primary relationships – at work, church [...]

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Getting worse to get better

March 11, 2011

                                                                                               Hello! Marianne Williamson say this:  “The process of personal growth {my insert: or forgiveness} isn’t always easy. We must face our own ugliness. We often must become painfully aware of the unworkability of a pattern before we’re willing to give it up. It often seems, in fact, that our lives get worse rather than better [...]

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How to Fast from Negativity

March 10, 2011

                                                                   Hello!  People always speak of fasting from food and special treats but seldom do you hear about fasting from a way of thinking or being. I’ve come to see that both require a serious amount of self-discipline and both bring blessings beyond measure. For Lent this year, I am fasting from negativity.  I explain [...]

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Forgive to Fight

March 4, 2011

Hello, On Facebook today I posted this ► Friday Forgiveness Tip: The big violations attached to events in our world – you know, those things we hardly know the truth about but are as real as the sunrise – they need to be released as well. Especially if you want to help right the wrongs. [...]

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The “Do it Now” Lesson

February 21, 2011

Hello, Life lessons are everywhere and in everything.  They’re in joyful experiences a well as – and perhaps even more so in painful ones. They’re in mistakes and triumphs; in games and in gardens.  Is it a stretch to say that life lessons are to us what water is to fish? That sounds about right [...]

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