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Real Love is Safe

Real Love is Safe

We need to use both reason and emotion in our choosing of people. We get into danger when we ignore our reason, when we find our hearts are attracted to people that our heads ‘know better’ than to choose. At those times, we find ourselves picking people who cannot...

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Real Love is Intentional

“I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so...

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Diffuse the Anger Bomb.

“Anybody can become angry — that is easy, but to be angry with the right person and to the right degree and at the right time and for the right purpose, and in the right way — that is not within everybody's power and is not easy.” Aristotle We've probably all been...

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Freeing Our True Self

The pressures of life, the pain in our past, and the stress perspective we choose all swirl around us, and even more so within us. There's not a woman who can honestly say that she's unaffected by it all. And because of the storm, we react--if not inwardly, then...

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Put Away Childish Things

When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.1 Corinthians 13:11, KJV It was New Year's Eve. I stood in a very long line in a store, waiting to check out. I needed shampoo...

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Episode 6: WHOLE

This week's word: WHOLE! In Episodes 4 & 5 we talked about a direct, intentional question Jesus asked a lame man: Do you want to be whole? So, let's look at this word and discover how we can move through life from a W.H.O.L.E. place. Oftentimes, when we are in a...

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Episode 3: Forget

Words matter. They have the potential to alter the course of your life. That is why we talk about their power, right here, on The Speak Healing Words Podcast. Today is Part 2 of our "Forgive and Forget" conversation, which started in Episode 2. You are going to be...

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Episode 20: Contentment

In our Christmas edition of the podcast, we talk about "A Woman's Greatest Gift,"—her emotional health. When a woman possesses and practices the three fold cord of emotional health and spiritual authenticity: a healthy sense of self, healthy behavior patterns and...

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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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