Are You a Gutless Wonder?

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Dec 312007
 

I find it takes guts to follow your heart when everyone around you is afraid of rocking the boat. Last night I watched one of my favourite films, Strictly Ballroom, which, for me, represents what it means to follow my heart regardless. Scott Hastings, a talented ballroom dancer wants to do his own steps, which […]

a simple vow

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Dec 252007
 

This world is totally designed to keep us away from the peace of God, the state of mind that we are still enjoying in reality. So, in this dream of a worldly existence we’re meant to be upset most of the time. Even when there’s a semblance of real joy for a moment, it’s only […]

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Faith is Seeing Beyond the Fog

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Dec 242007
 

1: Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. 2: For by it the elders obtained a good report. 3: Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear. […]

Bah Humbug!

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Dec 182007
 

During my bus journey this morning, a lady I usually see in the neighbourhood got on the bus. I smiled and said hello. “Compliments of the season,” she said. “Same to you,” I said. After a while I said, “Have you done all your Christmas shopping then?” She frowned. “Do you celebrate Christmas?” I said. […]

Self-Belief – Revisited

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Dec 172007
 

Yesterday as I was doing the Hoovering, it felt like I was putting too much effort into it and it was making me feel exhausted. In thought I asked for help. “Let us do the cleaning for you,” the Inner Voice said. “You mean you want to help me clean?” “No, not help you clean, […]

Dec 162007
 

This article is shared by Debbie Edwards I’m sure you’ve noticed the change in attitude lately of everyone around you. Either someone is happy and loving, or they are completely angry and confused. This is happening everywhere. We all see it, feel it, and are actively experiencing it. With change comes people who will oppose […]

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Nov 022007
 

A few days ago I started getting this strong urge to go to the west end. Yesterday evening, I figured that as I hadn’t been in a while, it would be fun to head to one of the bookshops in town and have a browse. As I was also dying to have a pee I […]

What the World Needs

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Nov 012007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan My grandson was here for five days, and I lived to tell about it. The husband and I spent much of that time trying to impress upon Cobi that a diet of just pickles and olives is not balanced or healthy. Yesterday, he had three huge pickles for […]

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Letting Nature Take Its Course

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Nov 012007
 

I was working on an idea for an article but it wasn’t coming together. I had a feeling the idea wasn’t seeking to be expressed right now, so I abandoned it. It was then I had another idea that wanted to be expressed NOW as this article. Here goes… Once I was sitting in the […]

Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is

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Oct 292007
 

It seems to me that I keep having repeated experiences until I assimilate whatever that experience is trying to reveal to me. I’m not saying this is the way for everyone, but I find that is how things work for me. That’s why it’s important for me to follow my own guidance. A week ago […]

The Sunshine of a Warm Word

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Sep 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Two kids were talking one day. Marvin said, “That new kid in school is nothing but a big fathead!” Matilda, in her refined way, softly said, “You shouldn’t call people names like that. It’s rude. I never call people names.” Marvin shrugged and told her, “Well, I just […]

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Love Always Has the Right of Way

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Sep 262007
 

As I was waiting for the bus this morning, I noticed an ambulance driving by. The ambulance had to abide by the traffic laws because its siren wasn’t on; and no cars moved out of its way. All motorists, cyclists and pedestrians are aware that in an emergency situation normal traffic laws are suspended in […]

The Observer

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Sep 242007
 

If you can dream – and not make dreams your master; If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster And treat those two impostors just the same If, Rudyard Kipling It’s amazing what one thought can lead to. On a bus journey, the area […]

Letting Go — The Key to Getting What You Really Want

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Sep 182007
 

This article is shared by Guy Finley Each time we see the need to let go of something — a bad habit that drags us down, an unsatisfactory relationship, a career choice that can’t complete us in the way we dreamed it would, or maybe unrealistic expectations of ours about others that eventually spoil our […]

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Undie Man to the Rescue!

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Sep 072007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Last night my grandson, Cobi, was putting his pajamas on in the bathroom when suddenly, the door swung open and he jumped out. Wearing his underwear on his head, he announced, “It’s Undie Man to the rescue!” Cobi loves super heroes. Last week when I bought him new […]

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Love Never Dies

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Aug 252007
 

As I was browsing on the Internet, alternating between watching music videos and reading on a forum, I felt something ticklish on my forehead. I reached out to touch it but it was too fast. It crawled round my neck. I grabbed whatever it was, and flung it on the table. I discovered it was […]

A Day to Remember

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Aug 242007
 

Today is meant to be my special day. First thing this morning my older brother rang to wish me Happy Birthday. I haven’t spoken to him in a couple of months. He said he would be coming round later with a card and gift. My mother came in to wish me Happy Birthday and I […]

Going the Extra Mile for Happiness

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Aug 202007
 

If you were traveling down a dusty road, becoming tired, hungry, thirsty, wouldn’t you push yourself to make it another mile if you knew refreshment was waiting? That’s what it takes to find happiness in this world – the extra push to stay on the lifestyle path that brings harmony and feelings of happiness. Going […]

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Aug 052007
 

This article is shared by William Cottringer What is ‘It’? ‘It’ is the one thing we all want and yet do the same one thing to keep from getting. The trouble is that we have taken ‘It’ apart and disassembled ‘It’ into way too many different things, which has just increased the options we think […]

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Jul 212007
 

On the bus the other day, I noticed the woman beside me had a lovely handbag. “I love your bag,” I said. “Thank you, I won it in a raffle,” she said. “That was lucky!” I smiled. Since then, I’ve been thinking about what it means to be lucky or have luck. Just before I […]

Nobody Appreciates Me

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Jun 242007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan Have you ever felt forgotten, neglected, unappreciated, or unloved? Haven’t we all? Joseph, a prophet of God, was mistreated by his jealous brothers and just about everybody else he encountered. His brothers sold him as a slave and told their dad he’d been killed by a wild animal. […]

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On Perfection

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Jun 212007
 

So I noticed two spots on my arm. They weren’t there a moment ago. Where did they come from? I squeezed one and that part of my skin flared up. Out damn spot, out I say! Hang on a minute! Why do I zoom into this teeny-weeny imperfection when the rest of my arm is […]

Sole Song

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Jun 082007
 

This story is shared by Kristine K. Lowder “Find the most beautiful anniversary card you can and send it to Marilyn as a token of My love for you.” “But Lord,” I sputtered, “you don’t understand. Send Marilyn a card after what she did to me? Are you kidding?” His velvet steel reply was unequivocal, […]

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Jun 062007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan I recently bought a magnifying mirror . . . a big, lighted magnifying mirror that makes it impossible for me to ignore all my face’s imperfections. The unreasonable clerk who sold me the mirror wouldn’t let me return it. She said not liking what I saw in it […]

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May 152007
 

This article is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Do you remember the jingle? It’s the catchy tune from one of TV’s top shows of yester-year: Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name, And they’re always glad you came; You want to be where you can see, Our troubles are all the same; […]

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May 152007
 

This article is shared by Kristine K. Lowder I have a confession. I’m an “after-Christmas” aficionada. I love to save on “after-Christmas” sales. I love to “stock up for next year” at half-price and exchange unwanted gifts for refunds. I like clearing up and cleaning out and the sparkling expanse of a brand new, clean-as-a-whistle […]

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Knuckle White

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May 152007
 

This poem is shared by Kristine K. Lowder Can I bind myself to that naked stake Shall I lift high the red-striped timber Will heart and hand fully lade partake Can flesh fade without a whimper? Do roses bloom without a brier Shall I bend Thy will to mine Doth dross consume sans smelting fire […]

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The Universe Gives and the Universe Takes Away

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May 152007
 

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. Matthew 7: 7-8 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and […]

The REAL Secret

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May 112007
 

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth and beings called Humours. God blessed Humours and gave them power to create joy and humour. God also warned Humours to avoid the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil or they will die. Humours had a whale of a time being happy and jolly […]

He Did What He Could

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Apr 302007
 

This article is shared by Marsha Jordan John the Baptist didn’t have any great talents. He didn’t perform mystifying miracles (not even a simple card trick). He wasn’t a handsome crooner with a voice like Perry Como’s. He didn’t have degrees or diplomas. He didn’t have an impressive gift of speaking like Billy Graham. He […]

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