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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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How One Word Can Change Your Year – Change Your Life.

  Do you have a ‘word’ or ‘theme’ for the year? What represents the longings of your heart? What do you hope God will do in you to thrive and flourish? How do you sense God calling you to change
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Starting An Amazing New Year

    Starting An Amazing New Year     Forget about what’s happened: don’t keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I’m about to do something brand-new. It’s bursting out! Don’t you see it? There is is!     
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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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Receive God’s Comfort and Joy: Third Sunday of Advent

The Third Sunday of Advent takes us into the week of Joy (Rejoicing). Lighting the pink Advent wreath candle, we reflect on having every reason to rejoice in gladness at the coming of the Lord who makes right all that
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Waiting in Joyful Hope: First Sunday of Advent

Gratitude continues to flow from an appreciative heart as we now enter into waiting with joyful anticipation during the four weeks of Advent leading up to Christmas. What a wonderful occasion to eagerly expect and express being thankful for Christ
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How Appreciation Changes Your Heart – Changes Your Life

The ‘appreciative heart’ is a healing antidote of peace, joy and beauty – the necessary soothing balm for brokenness and stresses of life. Gratitude changes your attitudes – changes your life. http://www.howtoflourish.com/blog/gratitude-changes-your-attitude-changes-your-life/ Gratitude brings alive what is good in life
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Important Updates from the Hart Institute

Last week, I (Dr. Catherine Hart Weber) along with my sisters Dr. Sharon May, Dr. Sylvia Hart Frejd and my father Dr. Archibald Hart and the Hart Institute presented at the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC.net) National Conference in
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Why ‘Sitting’ is the ‘New Smoking’ – What you can do about it.

America suffers from “sitting disease.” Inactivity is causing a “human energy crisis” and risk factors for being heavier and sicker. How much sitting do you do? I have recently become aware (again) of how much sitting I do. It is
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Have a Purpose for Living in the Now

Have a purpose for living in the now Carpe Diem Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May Live fully alive being mindful of the wonder in the present moment New experiences help us practice the presence of ‘now’ While on a
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When You Need the Holy Spirit and a Fresh Vision

We celebrate that ‘He is alive’, then the rest of the story is about daily living fully alive – embracing God’s story for each of us through the transforming life of His resurrection, His commissioning, and power of the Holy Spirit. During
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Salved – For Beauty Without Exception: Fifth Week of Lent

There are two scenes in the movie The Hunger Games when a character suffers a major leg wound that incapacitates them. Without spoiling the movie if you haven’t seen it, these dramatically deep wounds cause them to be vulnerable to
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Join in The Dance and Symphony of God: Fourth Week of Lent

Springtime burst open on us this week in America, as the ‘hope giver’ of renewal, rebirth, second chances and growth. ‘The Joyful Season’ of new life emerges in the midst of humility and brokenness. It’s the Church’s Springtime – an invitation to
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Encircle Brokenness with the Beauty of Love and Prayer: Third Week of Lent

  God’s love covers and encircles all our brokenness, our multitudes of sins. We humbly ask the Lord to search our hearts, to reveal our need for renewal. Then we sober up. We see broken Lenten intentions, the suffering of
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How Gratitude Leads to Spiritual Awakening: Second Week of Lent

Gratitude is a spiritual practice that awakens us to the beauty of how God’s love infuses our life.  When we savor good moments, appreciate the simple things, we are filled with a joy that washes over our envy, fears and
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First Week of Lent: One Beggar Sharing Bread with Another Beggar

First Week of Lent: One Beggar Sharing Bread With Another. The Lenten season is a great leveler, a holy intervention. We now journey through the ‘desert of our soul’ preparing for Spiritual Awakening, Sacred Soul Renewal. Our destination is the
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Why Beauty Matters for Balance Against Brokenness

Why Beauty Matters for Balance Against Brokenness Beauty will heal and save you. That’s the hope and message woven into the 40 days of Lent leading up to Easter. God’s balance of beauty through love, goodness and redemption are His
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Discover Daily Joy (Part 2)

Is it possible to experience daily joy despite circumstances and natural disposition?  Can your brain, emotions, body and relationships be cultivated to naturally bring you more contentment and joy? One formula goes something like this. Life circumstances influence our happiness
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Discover the Daily Joy of Abundant, Vibrant Living (Part 1)

Living in the present means squarely accepting and responding to it as God’s moment for you now while it is called “today” rather than wishing it were yesterday or tomorrow. Evelyn Underhill I look over my goals and aspirations for
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Begin The Year with Fasting for Breakthrough and Blessing

I am beginning this year with a 21 day Daniel Fast for breakthrough and blessing starting January 9, 2012. I invite you to consider starting the New Year with a fast of your own. Fasting is one of the most
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