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Overcoming the Final Enemy Before Your Victory

  Encouraging truths about overcoming and thriving from Devaney Rae's book, Countless Joys: The Place Beyond Tears (Westbow Press, 2015): I will remind myself of the faithful warriors who conquered ...
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Avoiding Participation in the Blame Game

  This blog is an excerpt from Devaney Rae's book, Countless Joys: The Place Beyond Tears (Westbow Press, 2015). Each of us must learn to peacefully walk away from the Blame and Shame game that other...
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Are You Living Powerful Choices?

  How long has it been since you’ve been near the ocean’s shore? Are you able to catapult yourself upon the wave of memories to the ocean’s sights and sounds? Can you recall the power of its water...
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Settle Your Mean Down Low

  Have you experienced recent interactions with someone who is simply mean? What I mean by "mean" is behavior that is downright unpleasant, less than kind, genuinely hurtful, clearly disruptive, rooted ...
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A Few Things I’m Not Thankful For

  You know what? There are a few things I am not thankful for. Do you have a few moments for "the real"; "the honest"; "the transparent"; and "the where-we-all-live-sometimes"? Things I Am Not Thankfu...
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Dear Slave Master of Frenzied, Crazy-Busy Living

  Dear Slave Master of Frenzied, Crazy-Busy Living, I am writing to inform you that Mr. Revelation and Mrs. Truth have contacted me about my chronic critical attitude, cranky disposition, dominating ...
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It Doesn’t Have to Be So Complicated!

  As a leader, a spouse, a parent, a friend, or just a stranger to someone you stand behind in line – do you ever notice how complicated most of our interactions and transactions tend to be in a singl...
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Do You Have Miraculous Responses?

  Do you spend regular time and effort to be or to become the effective leader, the supportive spouse, the best parent, the faithful friend, or the one with the perfect thing to say in that impossible s...
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Who Are You Running Over?

  Do you ever stop and listen to the genuine life concerns and complaints of those around you? When is the last time you've listened to  your own concerns and complaints? No, I mean really listen, as ...
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When You are Weak, Then You are Strong

  Being vulnerable in your work or life circumstances does not necessarily make you less powerful as a leader or pitifully helpless as a friend and mentor. In reality, being vulnerable can serve as a re...