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I Can Do It Myself

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Lord I have such an independent spirit. How often I forget that You are the one that leads. I hear your still small voice whisper (1 Kings 19:11-13) instructions and I take off in obedience continually listening for further direction. But somewhere along the path… off I go—in my own strength—pride takes me off course. Admittedly,…

Moving Beyond Your “Now What” Season

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Let’s just talk… a different kind of article. For the first time ever, I am positive that I have something in common with all my readers—a global pandemic. Forevermore, I believe we will probably refer to life as before, during, or after the pandemic. In fact, at this point we may even wonder if there…

Lifelong Careers For Lifelong Learners

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What do you look for in a job? Is it good compensation, great benefits, or flexibility that accommodates your life? For some people, it’s all about being able to continue learning, continue growing, and to develop new skills and interests they might not have known they had. The jobs mentioned below all bring that, alongside…

How To Maximize Your Life Experience

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For many people, life is about experience and growth. There are many different ways these things can play out in someone’s life. Perhaps, for one person, it is all about travel and seeing as much of the world as possible. For another, it may all be about close-knit relationships, family, and friendships. Some of us…

Planning Your Next Steps After a Cancer Diagnosis

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis can turn your life upside down. Coming to terms with the diagnosis is something that takes time, and can feel overwhelming. If you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, you may be wondering what your next steps should be as you adjust to the news.  Be Kind to YourselfBeing kind to…

Career Options For People With Caring Personalities

If you enjoy helping other people, and thrive in environments that allow you to listen to others, help with practical tasks, or care for people who need assistance, then you are probably an empath. Empaths are highly attuned to the needs of other people, and are highly sensitive individuals. Sometimes empaths are altruistic, almost to…

Doubting Yet Still Craving Change?

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I believe that walking through life presents itself with obstacles—some “happen” to us and other obstacles we set up (unknowingly) for ourselves. And when we receive the “grace of God” to forgive ourselves for being less than perfect, our faith begins a journey of its own. Our faith must grow spiritually and develop just as…

Optimist Prime, Not Negatron

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We read a great book by W. Hunter Howell about bereavement recently, and one of the chapters started with these words, “If you don’t like something then change it, and if you can’t change it then change the way you think about it.” These words really hit a nerve. Negative thinking can often be a…

How to Deal with the Unexpected

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Life is full of ups and downs. One minute everything is great, perfect in fact, the next the whole world has shifted on its axis, nothing is the same. An unexpected event can have many different faces. It could be the sudden death of a loved one, your company going broke, meaning you lose your…