Turning “What if” into “Even if”

The start of the year is a great time to do a personality test. They're a bit of fun if you like that sort of thing. If so, have you ever done the Enneagram personality profile? What I like about the Enneagram is that it takes into account spiritual weaknesses and strengths for each type …

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Same but Different

A lot has changed since my first blog back in May. What started as a therapeutic way for me to encourage my own faith in the midst of cancer, evolved into writing because I wanted to encourage others, and the therapeutic benefits of writing became the by-product instead of the motivation. I tweaked my "Welcome" …

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The Crack in the Ceiling

Big sterile room. Futuristic looking machine. Green laser lights. Warning beeps. Whirrs. Radiation arms sweep over, hover. Breathe in. Hold. Don't move a muscle! Machine goes to next precise position. Repeat. I lay on my back and stare at the crack in the ceiling.That simple little crack has helped me focus on keeping perfectly still …

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Disappointment and the Bird Feeder (part 2)

In my original post I wrote about the anecdote for disappointment being hope. "Hope expects a better outcome next time," I wrote. "Hope sees the smallest flicker of light, even in the dark. Hope speaks positively, even if negative emotions are still being worked through. Hope seeks what is known and good. Hope remembers that …

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Disappointment and the Bird Feeder

Sitting in my garden is a new bird feeder that our local birds either haven't noticed, or don't like! My expectations of rainbow lorikeets, galahs and cockatoos stopping by for a visit each morning and afternoon have not been met and I feel disappointed! If only disappointment was always the bird feeder kind of variety! …

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The View Out the Window

Clouds are one of my favourite things. I like them so much that for a while I was a member of the Cloud Appreciation Society Facebook page. Yes, there is such a thing! But because there are so many awesomely beautiful clouds in the world, I soon tired of having my Facebook feed over run …

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