Finding Inner Peace

The Secret to Overcoming Fear

By lifesjourneyblog | August 5, 2016

When I was a young child I was petrified of thunderstorms. Whenever a storm approached I would find a place to hide, plug my ears and pretend there was no storm. In fear I needed to stop reality. I was told by my parents that thunder couldn’t hurt me, but it sure sounded like it…

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Kids Teach Us How to Find Peace

By lifesjourneyblog | July 31, 2016

Have you ever thought to yourself: “I’m on a round object which is spinning and flying through space.” A few evenings ago as I was sitting outside reflecting on life, I noticed the movement of the stars and constellations over the hours I was outside. Then a thought hit me; we’re moving! I was sitting…

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5 tips for knowing when to unfollow someone

By lifesjourneyblog | July 15, 2016

The intensely heated political season in the US is leading people to unfollow others from their social media sites. It’s not just strangers they are unfollowing, either. I know of friends of mine who are unfollowing long-term friends, and, in one case, unfollowed a family member due to the political postings and comments they make…

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Rest Stop (Fri) … freedom & hope is possible: here’s how

By lifesjourneyblog | July 8, 2016

“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms…to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.” – Viktor Frankl I’m writing this article while sitting at home on the 4th of July. Unfortunately, this summer holiday is being rained out in my part of the world.…

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Rest Stop (Sat) Lessons from the twigs

By lifesjourneyblog | June 11, 2016

Recently, a storm came through my area bringing with it gusty winds and heavy rain. Where I live storms are commonplace especially in the spring. That period immediately following a rainstorm is one of my favorite times to go outside. If you have never experienced nature immediately following a rainstorm I strongly suggest you give…

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Rest Stop (Thurs) … The 4 Tips on How to Feel Successful

By lifesjourneyblog | May 26, 2016

“If I try to fail and succeed, which have I done?” – anonymous I use the above quote with my college students trying to challenge them to look at life, from a different perspective. In challenging our perspectives, and even our definitions, I am not merely playing semantics as I  firmly believe that words actually…

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Rest Stop (Easter) … is this real?

By lifesjourneyblog | March 27, 2016

He is risen! He is not in the tomb! Can this be true? Could Jesus rise from the dead!? This morning is the beginning of a new chapter for the apostles and for those who put faith in the person of Jesus.  The person whom they thought was dead is no longer in the tomb!…

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Rest Stop (Holy Saturday) … grief, hope, faith

By lifesjourneyblog | March 26, 2016

Holy Saturday, the day after the death of Jesus, Christians await, in hope and in faith, for God to show us a sign that Jesus is truly His son. When we think of the emotions of the followers of Jesus, so sure that He was the savior, to experience His death, their heartbreak and confusion…

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Rest Stop (Good Friday) … love

By lifesjourneyblog | March 25, 2016

Love; the complete and selfless giving for another; a desire to allow the other to shine and to grow.  On this day, Good Friday, Christians recall Jesus, who out of love, willingly gave Himself to suffer and to die so that we may shine and grow.  Jesus, the night before, agonized and prayed over this…

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Rest Stop (Holy Thursday) … forgiveness from betrayal

By lifesjourneyblog | March 24, 2016

The Last Supper by Da Vinci As I mentioned in my earlier post, Holy Week is a spiritual time for me filled with much emotion. The apostles who followed Jesus gave up their livelihood and families to follow a person whom they hoped was their longed-for messiah; the savior of the Jewish people.  After spending…

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