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Authenticity

Another anniversary looms on April Fools Day

impossible goals
it was goofy to think the daily blogging and the daily praying would last past 100 days

 

Another anniversary looms on April Fools Day. Sure, the five-a-day blogging, blah, blah, blah, right?

In 2009, the same day the blogging started, I also began a daily habit of starting each day on my knees in prayer, reciting what I consider to be the three most important prayers for peace, joy, and love.

The point? Are we changing as much as we wish, and gossip, others would?

This month jeff noel is encouraging Mid Life Celebration readers to follow all five daily blogs about work life balance. It’s a breeze to go from this spiritual health blog to the money (career) blog, just click -> go to Next Blog

 

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Dear Son

Dear Son, delivering Food for Families for the 13th year

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Thanksgiving Day 2012… a Thanksgiving Day tradition since 2000

 

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a long line is a great sign… these are volunteers answering the call Thanksgiving morning

 

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impressive coordination between Bread of Life Ministries, Publix, and Ocoee High School

 

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just a portion of the 2,000+ boxes of food

 

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volunteers loading our van with big boxes of food

 

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stocked with food for five Families… time for the deliveries

 

Dear Son, delivering Food for Families for the 13th Thanksgiving Day in a row this morning. Yes, you’re 12, which means we started the tradition when you were three months old.

As you’ve grown, it seems this year may be the first day you look at this process with the realization that giving is receiving.

This month jeff noel is encouraging Mid Life Celebration readers to follow all five daily blogs about work life balance. It’s a breeze to go from this spiritual health blog to the money (career) blog, just click -> go to Next Blog

 

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What Do You Mean You Don't Know?

Is this seemingly insignificant act a sign of the harvest?

First day of school… August 20, 2012…

Montessori Libraries

At the end of the first day of 6th grade, a decade long tradition of a daily hug at pickup time was forgotten – by me. It had just started to lightly rain, so we rushed to the car. Backing out, my son said, “Aren’t you forgetting something?”

Insight: Be purposeful in creating simple, key, repeatable messages. They last a lifetime.

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Rejoice

There Are Many Holidays And Religious Traditions This Time Of Year

A religions holiday is only good if it celebrates Love

How acutely aware are you of the holidays you don’t celebrate? Let’s not be too hard on ourselves for being focused on what we believe, and not so focused on what we don’t. This is human nature, neither good or bad. And once we understand every religious holiday is steeped in love, family, service, and good, the differences don’t divide, they complement.

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Stuff We Do

jeff noel Hopes This Comes Across As A Teachable Moment And Not As A Dig Against The Catholic Church

The Passion of the Christ

The Sunday epiphany was that the congregation was also going through the motions, at least as far as jeff noel saw it. Please consider the fact that noel had spiritually gone through the motions his entire life. Now his eyes (and ears) were wide open spiritually.

The congregation dutifully sat and read along word for word as the Lector read. noel had been inspired by a passionate teacher to visualize themselves proclaiming God’s Holy word, not “doing a reading”.

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