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Use The Oxygen Mask Principle to Avoid Burnout

January 1, 2023 by  
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Hundreds of research studies have shown that helping others is good for your physical and emotional health. Those who help and serve others have less stress, anxiety and depression. If you have ever received a warm glow of joy and satisfaction after helping someone then you understand why helping others is good for you. This […]

The Gift of Unconditional Love

December 2, 2014 by  
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Have you started shopping for Christmas gifts yet? I haven’t, but I‘ve started making a Christmas gift list for my family and friends. At times it can be challenging to find just the right gift for someone. But no matter what our budget is, all of us can give the “intangible” gift of unconditional love […]

How To Find Courage When You Feel Afraid

September 30, 2014 by  
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In the summer of 1940, Hendrik Kraemer, a missionary to Indonesia spoke at a Sunday night church service in the Netherlands. Rev. Kraemer was in his native Holland when World War Two began. He, along with others, were deeply troubled because the Nazis had begun arresting their Jewish neighbors and shipping them out of the […]

The Power Of Unconditional Love

May 2, 2014 by  
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Several years ago some children were asked to share their thoughts about love: Glen, age 7 said, “If falling in love is anything like learning how to spell, I don’t want to do it. It takes too long.” May, age 9 said this about love: “No one is sure why it happens, but I heard […]

A Love That Covers

January 31, 2014 by  
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I once saw a bumper sticker that said, “It is loving and giving that make life worth living.” This is so true. I have observed that the happiest people are those who truly place a high priority on loving others. When we allow God’s love to flow through us, He gives us the strength to […]

Funny Exercise Quotes

November 14, 2013 by  
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  If you can smile while exercising, you may need your meds adjusted. ~ Del Hickson That’s not sweat , It’s my fat crying. Of course I’m in shape . Isn’t round a shape?” Exercise… the poor person’s plastic surgery. God must love calories, because he made so many. When ever I feel like exercising […]

How To Be Grateful During Tough Times

October 31, 2013 by  
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In her book, “The Hiding Place”, Corrie ten Boom tells about her time in the Nazi concentration camps. She and her sister were sent there as punishment for hiding Jewish people from the Nazis. Their bravery had saved the lives of hundreds of Jews, but now it was unclear if they themselves would survive. They […]

Jackie Robinson, a Man of Faith and Courage

September 25, 2013 by  
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There is a new movie out on DVD called “42.” It tells the remarkable story of Jackie Robinson, the first African-American to play major league baseball. I have not yet seen the movie, but I’ve heard it is very inspiring. Before Robinson was hired by the Brooklyn Dodgers, he met with Branch Rickey, their General […]

How To Become More Courageous

August 14, 2013 by  
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  Courage is going forward in spite of your fear. It is being willing to risk failure and rejection. In order to do this, you must break through your comfort zone.  Your comfort zone is where everything is familiar and part of your comfortable routine.  There is no risk of failure in your comfort zone. […]

10 Bible Promises to Encourage and Inspire You

June 27, 2013 by  
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I read about an elderly man in New Jersey who made a discovery as he leafed through an old family Bible. Many years earlier an aunt had left the Bible to him in her will.  She wrote: “To my Nephew Steven Marsh, I bequeath the Family Bible and all that it contains.” Steven Marsh was […]

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