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Why 50 Days of Easter Season Trumps Lent

Why 50 Days of Easter Season trumps Lent     What a glorious afterglow from the 40 day Lent journey, commemorating Jesus being our sacrificed lamb (Passover). We have pondered the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Holy week and ended
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What New Ways Can You Arrange Your Life For A Better Year?

What New Ways Can You Arrange Your Life For A Better Year?   Your greatest enemy can be the pace of life you chose to live. You have to ruthlessly eliminate hurry and business  if you want happiness, wellbeing and
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Welcome the New Year and New Beginnings

Welcome the New Year and New Beginnings Now let us welcome the New Year, Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke    A blessed New Year to you.   Here we are again, reflecting on the past
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Love Has Come To You: Advent Week 4

Love Has Come To You: Advent Week 4   A very Blessed Christmas to you, as we celebrate Jesus coming to us. The real meaning of Christmas.  What does Christmas mean to God? Love. Generosity.   God loved so much
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Bring Joy To Your World: Advent Week 3

Bring Joy To Your World: Advent Week 3 God is love. God is joy. “The God of Exceeding Great Joy”- EL Simchathgali Given for us to live by and to share. True Christmas ‘Joy’ is celebrating Christ coming to us.
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Why The Vision of Peace Matters: Advent Week 2

Why The Vision of Peace Matters: Advent Week 2   Peace.  {Tranquility, calm, serenity, stillness, quietness} Go slower. Simplify the season.  Celebrate what matters most. Reflect on the stories, signs and miracles leading up to Jesus coming to us. From
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Cultivate The Power of Hope: Advent Week 1

  Cultivate The Power of Hope: Advent Week 1 Man can live about forty days without food, about three days without water, about eight minutes without air, but only for one second without hope.       Hope, Peace, Joy,
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If you want to thrive more, you must be willing to cut back.

  There are things that we never want to let go 
of, people we never want to leave behind.
 But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end
 of the world;  it’s the beginning of a new life.

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Reflections on Christ in the Passover and Holy Week

  We have begun the most Holy Week in the Christian calendar. The final week of Jesus before going to the cross. I share these few links to enrich your times of reflection and celebration. 1.       {Experience Christ
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Breaking The Hurry Habit: Fifth Week of Lent

  Our brains  – our whole being – aren’t designed for the speed this modern world has come to. We tend to move so fast, challenging the soul and Spirit to keep up.   And our problems aren’t as simple
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Because We Need To Be Reminded of God’s Love: Fourth Week of Lent

  Just in time, halfway through Lent, we are offered some joy and celebration. I’m ready. Who else needs encouragement, hope and love in the midst of humility and brokenness? God knows we need a reprieve from reflecting on our
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How The Bible Transforms Your Life: Third Week of Lent

In California, the sun is warming us up, signaling to prepare for new life breaking through. In the garden, I’m clearing out, plotting and planning. Feeding the birds and watching the daffodils grow. Around the house, I’m cleaning up and
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Learning to Listen to God’s Voice of Love: Second Week of Lent

  God speaks in the silence of the heart. Listening is the beginning of prayer.   Mother Teresa Speaking + Listening + Waiting = Prayer     Margaret Feinberg        Lent is known as the church’s ‘springtime’, a joyful season inviting us to
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An Invitation To Transformation: First Week of Lent

  I’ve been in a place I don’t want to be. A desert. The wilderness. Literally. Where lost and searching souls are devoured 24/7 by seven deadly sins.               Pride. Gluttony. Lust. Greed. Sloth.
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Let God Love You: Fourth Week of Advent and Christmas

THE CHRISTMAS STORY –  of God’s Love Coming To You   The Coming And God held in his hand A small globe. Look he said, The son looked. Far off, As through water, he saw A scorched land of fierce
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Create ‘sacred places’ and ‘sanctuaries in time’ to be with God

I recently rediscovered a hiking trail a few blocks from my house that goes up into the Sierra Madre mountains along a stream. I began hiking there regularly over 30 years ago, but hadn’t been back for years. On a
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