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Happy Can Be Very Hard

After a heated dispute, we each undertook an assignment for the next class: to engage in one pleasurable activity and one philanthropic activity, and write about both. The results were life-changing. The afterglow of the “pleasurable” activity (hanging out with...

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Hurricanes and Hunkering Down

For the Celtic monastic tradition, wandering was a powerful practice, shaping much of their vision of Christian spiritual life. There is a unique term for this Celtic wandering--peregrinatio pro Christo--the call to wander for the love of Christ. It is a phrase...

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How a People Pleaser Became a Family Pleaser

From the archives, August 19, 2015 Update, August 12, 2018 Many of us found that we had several characteristics in common as a result of being brought up in an alcoholic or dysfunctional household. We had come to feel isolated and uneasy with other people, especially...

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Episode 2: Forgive

Why is it so hard to forgive? The bigger question is why is it so hard to forgive ourselves? Today, we look at the words within the word, forgive, and practice self-compassion. I'm drawing from the great work of Dr. Stan Luskin's book, "Forgive for Good," and from my...

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Inaugural Podcast

Join Author and Board Certified Life Coach, Janell Rardon, as she begins a much-needed, powerful conversation about the power and effect of our words. Announcer:               Words matter. They can change the course of your day. Just listen. You are...

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Getting Out of God’s Way

Welcome my friend and fellow author, Kathy Howard, to our Speak Healing Words community! I first met Kathy in St. Louis, MO, at The International Christian Retailers Show. Immediately, I knew she was authentic, warm and very, very kind. Soon after that, Kathy keynoted...

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A Mother’s Day Prayer

I arise today through strength in the sky: light of sun moon's reflection dazzle of fire speed of lightning wild wind deep sea firm earth hard rock. I arise today With God's strength to pilot me: God's might to uphold me God's wisdom to guide me God's eye to look...

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Messy Courage

Courageous behavior comes as we realize we are living for a higher cause, greater good, and better story that is being written across our beautifully imperfect lives." -Latan Murphy, Courageous Women of the Bible Messy Courage Life continually amazes me. Gently, and...

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Earth Awaits Resurrection

Visiting the Blog Archives, Today, on Holy Saturday Here we are, Holy Saturday. Historically known as "Easter Eve" or "Black Saturday," this day is commemorated as the day Jesus's body was laid in the tomb. Even though resurrection has been prophesied and alluded to,...

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