Archive for March, 2012

Paper Cuts

— We have heard it said that it isn’t the big traumas in life that cause the most harm, but its often the little, everyday paper cuts, that when combined, can bleed us to death. Those words have resonated with us. And I’m sure they resonate with you too. Because we all have them–the daily […]

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Sacred Places

I thought that if I could touch this place or feel it the brokenness inside me might start healing. Out here it’s like I’m someone else, I thought that maybe I could find myself …… You leave home, you move on and you do the best you can. I got lost in this old world […]

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Heroes

Yesterday Tiger Woods won his first big PGA golf tournament, since November 2009, when his life and game deteriorated in a wrenching public scandal. Much press coverage was extended on the run-up to this victory and many sports commentators voiced many opinions on his abilities, his future and his character. This happens a lot when […]

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Difficult People

We are constantly being put to the test by trying circumstances and difficult people and problems not necessarily of our own making.Terry Brooks We’ve all dealt with them. Difficult people. If you haven’t, perhaps you’re the difficult one : ) People who in a meeting highjack the discussion to take it to a negative and destructive […]

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Hold on Loosely

Relationships – of all kinds – are like sand held in your hand. Held loosely, with an open hand, sand remains where it is. The minute you close your hand and squeeze tightly to hold on, the sand trickles through your fingers. You may hold on to some of it, but most will be spilled. […]

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Success

Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr. Try not to become a man of […]

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Serving

Everybody can be great … because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and verb agree to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love. Martin Luther King, Jr. Try not to become a man of […]

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Am I the Only One?

Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one. C.S. Lewis There is something truly liberating when you discover that you are not alone–when you know that others have thought the same negative thoughts, gone through the same maddening experiences, acted in […]

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Alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.Howard Thurman Have you ever asked yourself what makes you come alive? Have you ever seriously considered it – What brings you joy? What energizes you? What gives you a […]

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Come Alive

Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. H. Thurman Have you ever asked yourself what makes you come alive? Have you ever seriously considered it? What brings you joy? What energizes you? What Think back […]

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