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Do you crave destiny? (Part 1)

Do you crave destiny? Have you experienced failure in the last month? The last week? Today? Sometimes you know deep down God has something amazing He wants to do in your life ... but it still seems elusive. Your life seems to lack destiny ... and aimlessness can sometimes lead to apathy and lack of purpose. But you were not made for these things;...

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Man of Steel Movie: Got hope?
Man of Steel Movie: Got hope?

"What's the 'S' stand for?" Lois Lane asks Superman in the new movie.  "It's not an 'S'," responds the Man of Steel.  "On my world, it means 'hope'." A symbol of hope for humanity: That's how Man of Steel portrays the legendary hero. There's plenty of action and drama: General Zod, a villain from Krypton, warns Superman, "Surrender within...

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Sexual Abuse Victor Offers Hope for Victims
Sexual Abuse Victor Offers Hope for Victims

It hits you in the gut: Jerry Sandusky, former Penn State football coach, a convicted child molester. For Josh McDowell, it brings back agonizing memories. He knows how Sandusky’s victims must feel.  “You never get over it,” says the now septuagenarian. A male housekeeper sexually molested Josh from ages six to thirteen.  At age nine,...

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Dare to Dream
Dare to Dream

A couple of years ago I decided to change directions in my career. I had studied Massage Therapy and after working in the field for just under a year, I couldn’t imagine myself in that profession long-term.  I quit my job on a whim, moved to a different province and started studying another degree, this one in Media and Communications. I began...

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The Single Mom Survival Kit 4: Testing,Testing,1, 2, 3
The Single Mom Survival Kit 4: Testing,Testing,1, 2, 3

How is your journey going?  I do hope that you are having some victories.  Everyone is uniquely and intricately made which means that each single Mom’s journey will be unique. Sometimes this new life feels like living on a roller coaster.  Don’t worry, that’s normal! Hope Ladies, we need HOPE.  Hope makes us move ahead for the greater...

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Do you crave destiny? (Part 2)
Do you crave destiny? (Part 2)

Do you crave destiny? Destiny doesn't mean passively entering into tomorrow, to be a victim of the cruel and unchangeable fate of the universe. Rather, it is becoming actively engaged in the creation of tomorrow, and discovering the purposes you were always meant for. In this video (this is part 2, watch part 1 here) author Erwin McManus explores...

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The Obituary of Richard Cory
The Obituary of Richard Cory

There's a line in a Colin Hay song that says, "I'm waiting for my real life to begin." Have you ever felt that way? Sometimes we get so good at being who we're supposed to be, being the person someone else thinks we are, that we lose sight of ourselves altogether.  What do you do when it's time to stop acting? Take the next step: Restore...

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Sexual Healing – Grieving the loss exercise
Sexual Healing – Grieving the loss exercise

Whether our sexuality was stolen from us or we gave it away, we experience a loss. But unfortunately many of us don’t allow ourselves to grieve those losses. Psychologists tell us that there are five stages of grieving; denial, anger, bargaining, depression and acceptance. Writing out our life map begins to move us beyond denial to truth....

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