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A Faith without Hesitation

Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.” - John 20:27 he verse above and its surrounding verses (John 20:19-31) are the basis for the expression “a doubting Thomas.” Thomas said he would not believe unless he saw with his own eyes and touched with his own hands. Thomas is pretty relatable, huh? At times, we are all guilty of being cynical or judgmental about things that we cannot easily wrap our minds around. We doubt. Sometimes becoming skeptical or unbelieving. And…

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Self-Compassion – The Power of a Pronoun

In a coaching conversation earlier today, my client and I went on a journey that began with a messy situation (literally!) with her kids to which she reacted in anger and frustration, and ended with compassionate connection and self-support. Her inner dialogue shifted from a blame-based: "Why do I always...I never," to a unity-based: "I'm with you...Let's look at this together." A pivotal moment leading to her inner shift came when she was able to experience herself as a "You" rather than just an "I." Let me explain... When we refer to ourselves, we pretty typically use the pronoun, “I.”…

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Be of Good Courage

Being courageous is a matter of the heart. Not of our muscles or our bravado. Our hearts. The continuing natural disasters and horrendous violence occurring around us have been calling me to pray for a more courageous heart; a courageous heart to lead me in bringing greater compassion, humility, and charity into my little corner of the world, beginning in my own home. So, what does a courageous heart in action look like? Well, I'm still learning...here's what I've come up with so far: Courage is not always about BIG, BOLD action. The times I’ve behaved most courageously in my…

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