KINDNESS

The translation of an ancient word for kindness means useful goodness. The ancient Greeks and Romans had a word chréstotés for slaves who went beyond being good. Slaves who went the extra mile to serve others with useful goodness. Jennifer tells the...

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MAKE TODAY A MASTERPIECE

"You pile up enough tomorrows, and you will find you have nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays. I don't know about you but I like to make today worth remembering." - Harold Hill from The Music Man Two of...

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HAPPINESS A GIFT

"Folks are usually about as happy as they make up their minds to be." This is what Abe Lincoln felt. For some, happiness is a common occurrence.  For others, it is like a sunny day in a land of cloudy skies,...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 5

To find God's supernatural strength, I need to depend on what He has said.  The places in the Bible for the 12 statements I have shared the past few days are:       Deuteronomy 33:25      II Chronicles...

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CONSOLATION & DESOLATION

"At any given moment you are either in consolation or desolation.” - St. Ignatius of Loyola The idea of "beauty is in the eye of the beholder" speaks to the fact that two people do not necessarily see or experience the...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 4

Here are four more practical principles regarding God's inner strength: God's strength takes me to new heights and new adventures. God's strength is unwavering when I stay focused on Him. God's strength is given through innermost prayer. God's strength is available for each assignment. One of...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 3

Here are more discoveries I have made on the inner strength God has promised. God's strength is lasting even through hard times. God's strength is often in the quietness and stillness. God's strength brings renewed energy, a "new set of...

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TSTVS-LIFE SAVINGS LETTERS

5 letters to memorize in this order T = TAKE S = SUICIDE T = THREATS V = VERY S = SERIOUSLY Take Suicide threats very seriously! The father demanded the nine-year-old boy kiss his dead mother goodbye as she lay in a decorated coffin.   Fearfully,...

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LIFE LESSONS FROM VINCENT VAN GOGH

TO QUALIFY TO BE A CRUCIAL OTHER THEY MUST HAVE A PROVEN TRACK RECORD. Few historical figures inspire me, enlighten me more richly and speak to my inner core than the best artist the world has ever known in my...

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INNER STRENGTH, Part 2

Through my basketball coaching and camp years, I discovered I needed strength beyond measure.  You too?  I had so many dreams and goals!  But I have experienced that God's strength has become my inner strength.  In my life book,...

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