Magical Memoir Moments

Sabbath: A Challenge to Truly Take a Break

Every Sabbath is a New Beginning. But we don’t always take the gift it offers. Today can be different. My New Beginning today is to do no blogging. In fact, I am not going to check email, Facebook, or my blog all day. I’ve written this post in advance so that I could try a…

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Wholeheartedness: The Way to Make a New Beginning

Yesterday we talked about Brene Brown’s TED talk on vulnerability. Her word for the people who have embraced vulnerability with courage, is “wholeheartedness.” I hope your New Beginnings give you greater, and more whole, heart. If you need a little extra heart today, just take a look at my grandson Owen on this picture. He’s…

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The Power of Vulnerability: Admitting My Ambition and Fear of Pride

One of the themes I heard from the pulpit during my Mennonite childhood was called “nonresistance.” We read texts like these: “My strength is made perfect in weakness.” II Corinthians¬† 12:9 “Perfect love casts out fear.” I John 4:18 Keep these texts in mind as you watch (or possibly watch again) Brene Brown in her…

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Beginner’s Mind: How New Beginnings Lead to Growth Through Grace

  The birth of a baby reminds us of how fragile and malleable the human mind and spirit are. We can only stand in awe as a baby opens her eyes and eventually finds her fingers and toes. Soon she is smiling and reaching for toys. This same transformation takes place thousands if not millions…

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Bowled Over by New Beginnings: Day Two of the Journey toward Launch

Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:19 King James Version (KJV) Confession: yesterday when I set out the 100 Day Challenge, I wasn’t sure what would happen. I knew…

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