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THE CROSS IN THE CLOTHESPIN: ANN VOSKAMP

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She’s Ann Voskamp, a plain Ann without even the fanciful “e”, wife to The Farmer, mama to six, and in her own words, “a bit of a mess.” Ann was named by Christianity Today as one of the leading fifty women who are shaping culture and the Church today. She’s a New York Times best-selling author many times over, communicator, story teller and advocate for those without a voice. “The only words that really matter are the ones I live. This convicts me. I keep writing it out here everyday, the words I am seeking to live — about this wondrously messy, everyday-holy life…. about finding the beauty and quiet, about slowing to see the sacred in the chaos, and…

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18 PERFECTLY TIMED QUOTES

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There it was. One sentence. Ten words. The perfect time. “The moment one definitely commits oneself, then Providence moves too.” The Power Of Timely Words I came across the quote when I needed to make a big decision. W.H. Murray, a Scottish mountaineer, penned them fifty years earlier in his book The Scottish Himalayan Expedition. What he wrote about had nothing to do with what I faced yet it had everything to do with how I could face it. What the words said to me was, “God won’t move until I take the first step.” I knew the step to take. I needed a nudge to get me going. Murray’s words were the nudge. I’ve kept the full quote on…

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BE YOUR OWN INSPIRATION

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Your most vital responsibility is managing yourself. Self-management is critical in the area of inspiration. Great leaders learn how to self-motivate. I’ve collected the following quotes from mentors and momentous experiences in my life. I know there’s at least one in there for you. 18 Inspiring Statements Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s…

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The All Time Top 5 Pointes of View

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October 2014 is the 1st year anniversary of the new “Pointes of View.” To everyone who has visited this site and read a post, commented and shared it…thank you! To you who are reading this as your first “Pointes of View” post…welcome! My commitment is to use these posts to help YOU grow. To do so I want to better understand you and your challenges, interests and worldview. I’ll be in touch shortly with a survey to help better serve you. Here are five posts of the past twelve months… The Top 5 All Time Pointes Of View Posts #1 – 13 Things to Stop Doing To Your Marriage (3,357 views / 374 shares) I’ve been counseling couples for 34…

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15 REASONS DOING GOOD IS GOOD FOR YOU

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A woman was having terrible difficulty getting through the death of her husband. She said to her physician, “Please give me a prescription to help me with my sadness. Every day I go to the cemetery and I put flowers on my husband’s grave, but it doesn’t help. It simply drives me deeper into grief. Please give me a prescription to ease my pain.” The physician said, “Before I give you a prescription, let me give you a suggestion. Instead of placing those flowers on your husband’s grave, why don’t you bring them to the hospital? I have many patients in the hospital who nobody ever visits and if you would visit them and bring them some encouragement in those…

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21 TESTED AND TRUSTWORTHY CONVICTIONS

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The quality of your behavior is determined by the courage of your convictions. Convictions are beliefs that have been tested and found trustworthy. A conviction will get you through whatever challenges you face. These are my convictions. 21 Convictions 1. Put your hand on your heart. Feel that? That’s called ‘a purpose. You’re alive for a reason. 2. Nothing comes into your life that first does not pass through the hands of a loving Heavenly Father. 3. If you tell people you talk to God, they’ll think you’re religious; if you say God talks to you they’ll think you’re “crazy.” Live crazy. 4. The fingerprints of God are on every circumstance of your life. 5. You can turn your pain…

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11 Reasons Why Down is The Way Up

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“Down” is a word usually reserved for losers and the bear market. “Down” is a word that colors whatever it touches… downfall, downcast, downhill, downhearted, down and out. Down, as the way up, is counter intuitive and counter cultural. Enter – Gilmore Junio. On February 11th, 2014 no one besides his family, coaches and teammates were familiar with his name. On February 12th, 2014 most Canadians knew who he was. Junio, a Canadian Olympic athlete, qualified for the finals in the Men’s 1000-metre speed skating event. He had trained and dreamed of this opportunity for over four years. He gave it up so a teammate, Denny Morrison, could get an opportunity to compete. Why? Because he believed it was in…

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10 ATTITUDES THAT GIVE YOU ALTITUDE

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Your attitude determines your altitude. Here are 10 images and sayings that serve as an attitude check. Which ones speak to you? 1. “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.” Proverbs 23:7 2. What you see in the world around you is a reflection of… 3. Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn’t change anything. All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.   4. Just because I’m mad doesn’t mean I stop caring. 5. Today’s special and so are you. 6. Don’t burn your opportunities. 7. How to keep from stressing out… 8. I love the kind of hugs when you physically feel the sadness leave your body….

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17 COURAGEOUS STATEMENTS YOU NEED TO HEAR

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Courage is a curious thing. Those who appear to have courage wish they didn’t because it means they’ve had to face something that nearly scared the life out of them. They’ve come through hell. Or maybe they’re still on the journey. Got Courage? Courage is not something that you already have that makes you brave enough to face tough times. Courage is what you learn as you go through tough times. Its a badge people wish they didn’t have to wear. Courage isn’t always welcomed but it is always needed. Here’s to my many friends courageously facing cancer, the death of a loved one, the end of a marriage, dismissal from a job, the darkness of depression, the desire to…

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