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An Amateur Photographer Finds Balance In a Crying Rose

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How do we find balance in our hectic lives? One of the easiest ways I have found is to engage in something that is creative and relaxing. Some people I know find balance in cooking or in gardening. For me, it must also be something I find beauty in. So, what do I do when I am stressed or unbalanced? I grab my little Canon camera in it’s little camera bag that I got at Walmart, and I find flowers (especially roses) to take pictures of.

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Here Are 3 Tips On Having A Great Walk With God …

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Faith… In religious circles, we throw that word around, as if we all have it all figured out and our lives are perfect. We encourage people to ‘keep the faith,’ but, come on, what does that mean? We sound like God is our everything, don’t we? Oh, and then there is the question we all ask when we are alone or tired  – “How do we make this easier?” “Am I doing it all right?” and “What is the formula for a great walk with God?”

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The Reasons I Stopped Writing …(and what it means to you)

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I am just enjoying the night, it is beautiful out. I am sitting straight up, legs crossed under me (because this is the only way to sit for perfect focusing, right?), sipping my black coffee. My computer is in front of me and my journal is open on the table beside me. For the first time in weeks, I want to write. So I shall.

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4 Habits To Beat Stress and Re-Balance Your Life

We all go through stress, and we all know we react in varying degrees to it. How many of you are dealing with stress even as you read this? I bet most of you are!

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“How Do We Find Hope In Times Like This?”

Most of us have asked this question lately. In the last few months, we have had violence and crime rock our nation, with the hate crimes/terrorist attacks against the gay community, shootings and bombings around the world, the protests and riots from the racial divisions in our country. Even as I was writing this, there was another terrorist attack that took the lives of many innocent people. I can see where this question is coming from, actually, I have been wondering this too.

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Wait-Training… Building Our Spiritual Muscles

Ask the workout buffs among us, and they will have very strong (pun intended) opinions about the best ways to work out. Some will tell you that the best way to train is resistance training (such as with stretchy band thingies or large tires or putting a jump rope around your legs as you attempt to swim against the hot-tub current). Others will tell you that the best way to work out is to grunt and yell and push 500+ pounds over your head as you convenience the entire gym that you are more dramatic than you are smart, since obviously you don’t want to use a spotter to make sure it doesn’t drop on your head.

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