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In Part 1, we took a look at benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).  Here are some practical steps you can take to help you be more mindful of your mind, body, emotions, and spirit. Take these mindfulness steps and see your self-forgiveness and self-acceptance grow. Check in with your body regularly. My daughter Emily […]

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Sometimes the worst self-talk sneaks into our heads. Like a fox in a henhouse, it quietly pads in, baring its canines to unsuspecting prey. Look out! What kind of meshing is this coup constructed of?  For most of us, it’s stress. Boy, am I familiar with stress! Because of a recent brush with death when I […]

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When the needle on the stress-o-meter goes haywire, how do you recalibrate your trajectory? When you need to forgive yourself, but feel stuck in the past, how do you move forward? I recently I found myself contending with doubt, fear, and discouragement. I felt agitated and needed help in the stagnant reeds of skepticism and […]

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Jesus is the greatest comic who ever lived. I make constant sweeps for His humor. But crocodile-infested waters are far from fun. With a string of flared conflicts between Tim and me last week, I sobered over a financial talk that thrust us into bone-crunching contention. We entered into a yelling match. The whistling tea kettle […]

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Last week, I saw Wonder Woman with my best friend. The action-packed movie was filled with adventures of Wonder Woman, Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. She leaves her home for the first time and fights in a war to end all wars, along the way discovering her full powers […]

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Like me, do you play and replay scenes of past events in your mind and wish you could move forward without condemnation? Last week I had an awesome chat with Maxine Marsolini on her program The River Blog Talk Radio. We unearthed the secret of guilt-free living and how guilt, shame and regret have thrust all of […]

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When it comes to your thought life, how can you make the shift from mega-stress to peace? I spend several hours each Wednesday afternoon alone with Christ on what I call “Wordless Wednesdays.” Here deep cries to deep in the roar of the sweep of God’s waterfalls. His waves and His breakers sweep over me […]

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One day, two monks were walking through the countryside. They were on their way to another village to help bring in the crops. As they walked, they spied an old woman sitting at the edge of a river. She was upset because there was no bridge, and she could not get across on her own. […]

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Friend, right now I’m reflecting on the impact your stories have on the world. For this reason, since the day we heard about you, we have not stopped praying for you. We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live […]

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After church at Bethesda one Sunday, the Holy Spirit prompted me to give a prophetic word to the pleasant young man I’ll call Andrew who sat beside me.  As I spoke to him, it became increasingly clear that he was blessing me. Andrew described his pursuit of a relationship with a doctor he worked for, and […]

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