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Every Wednesday, join our community conversation over on the podcast. To keep the conversation going, on Thursday’s, you’ll find additional resources, pdf’s, short videos, and links to articles/sites mentioned in the podcast, right here on the blog. By combining the spoken + written word, you’ll find yourself becoming stronger than ever!

Episode 2: Forgive

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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The Afternoon Knows: Everybody needs rest.

Some changes look negative on the surface but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. -Eckhart Tolle I realized this morning that the timeline of these "The Afternoon Knows" blogs is definitely not sequential, but...

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The Afternoon Knows: It’s Okay to Fall Apart

"The afternoon knows what the morning never thought of." -Robert Frost "Fall apart" is something I don't like to do. Saying "I need help," or the word, "limitation," just doesn't flow out of my mouth easily. Some might call this pride. Others might call it...

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The Afternoon Knows: You are Stronger than you Know.

“Deep roots are not reached by the frost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien The afternoon knows one very important thing: You are stronger than you know. If anyone had told me what the last eleven months had in store, I wouldn't have believed them. You know. You've been there, too....

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The Afternoon Knows.

The afternoon knows what the morning never thought of" (Robert Frost). "Janell, it is so good to see you," smiled Erin. "How on earth are you? Tell me what's going on." There in the middle of the women's bathroom of the YMCA, I smiled. "I don't even know where to...

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100 New Feathers for My Empty Nest

Reviewing and gathering this morning for upcoming book projects and Bible Studies. Little did I know that the words penned on April 26, 2008 would resonate with such intensity today, July 24, 2013...five years later. I need these words, again, as I face an "emptier"...

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Are you feeling WORN today? This word is just for you!

Oh my goodness. I love waking up and being led to a word from a loving God. This morning, I received a link to Tenth Avenue North's, Worn. Right when I needed a word, there it sat in my inbox. Why today? Well, I'm in the midst of writing and rewriting and rewriting...

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Tis the Season: To Trust God Again

Tis the Season: To Trust God Again

“The brave who focus on all things good and all things beautiful and all things true, even in the small, who give thanks for it and discover joy even in the here and now, they are the change agents who bring fullest Light to all the world. When we lay the soil of our...

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