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Becoming Stronger in the In-Between Places

Becoming Stronger in the In-Between Places

Many of us are living in the in-between places: in between sickness and health, divorce and lasting love, job frustration, and fulfillment. Recently, I had the distinct privilege to talk to the Co-founder of The Polished Network and Author of The In-Between Places:...

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Learn How to Live a Wholehearted Life

Learn How to Live a Wholehearted Life

“We pray not to recharge our batteries for the business of getting back to the concerns of daily life, but rather to be transformed by God so that the myths and fictions of our life might fall like broken shackles from our wrists.”Dr. Chuck DeGroat, Wholeheartedness:...

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No Hint of Shame: Shift from Shaming to Gracing

No Hint of Shame: Shift from Shaming to Gracing

“Not surprisingly, therefore, our patterns of attachment deeply influence the way we experience our relationship with God. For he has to deal with the same brain that we do; he engages the same proclivities we have for avoiding or being anxious about the intimacy of...

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Ask for Something Greater

Ask for Something Greater

“It is not easy to convey a sense of wonder, let alone resurrection wonder, to another. It’s the very nature of wonder to catch us off guard, to circumvent expectations and assumptions. Wonder can’t be packaged, and it can’t be worked up. It requires some sense of...

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Change Strips the Self Bare

Change Strips the Self Bare

*Taken from the Archives, Holy Week 2012, written some nine years ago, the words seem so fitting. I could never have imagined the forthcoming "COVID-19" pandemic. The global trauma that took the life of my own 92-year old mother (August 2020). This Tuesday of Holy...

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Pick Up Your Pen: The Power of Your Story

Pick Up Your Pen: The Power of Your Story

One of the truisms of wholehearted living is You either walk into your story and own your truth, or you live outside of your story, hustling for your worthiness.Brene Brown, Rising Strong Pick Up Your Pen: The Power of Your Story I love Brene Brown's words, "You...

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Becoming Stronger in Our Faith

Becoming Stronger in Our Faith

Have you ever "hit the wall?" Not physically, but maybe spiritually or mentally? Today's guest on "Today's Heartlift with Janell," Dr. Kristi Gaultiere, co-author of "The Journey of the Soul: A Practical Guide to Emotional and Spiritual Growth," visits with us and...

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How To Get Help Healing Our Emotional Wounds

How To Get Help Healing Our Emotional Wounds

“What happens when people open their hearts?""They get better.”― Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood How To Get Help Healing Our Emotional Wounds I was on my last interview of the day. Quite possibly, outside of holding a finished book in my hands, the media interviews...

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Unwrap the Gift of Thoughtfulness

Unwrap the Gift of Thoughtfulness

I know for certain that we never lost the people we love, even to death. They continue to participate in every act, thought, and decision we make.Their love leaves an indelible imprint in our memories.We find comfort in knowing that our lives have been enriched by...

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Finding My Way through Grief to Gratitude

Finding My Way through Grief to Gratitude

Gratitude bestows reverence, allowing us to encounter everyday epiphanies, those transcendent moments of awe that change forever how we experience life and the world.John Milton A Sympathy Card I Would Send Myself I needed to find a FED EX drop off site, so I was...

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