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Just A Thought…

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A life of authenticity, accountability and inner responsibility is a life well-lived.

Whether certain or uncertain, jubilant or disappointed – staying open and honest regarding one’s emotional whereabouts serves overall health and wellbeing.

“He desires truth in the inner parts, and in the hidden parts He makes me to know wisdom.” ~Psalms 51:6

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Silence, Calm…

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Welcome the silence, she comes to assure and reassure. Silence calms, strengthens and restores. 

Silence is the soul’s kinswoman. Breathe deeply…embrace the power of 

Release…release.

Learn through the silence…~Storm

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The Quiet…


The quiet separates us from the noise of outer influences, teaching us to hear/trust the voice of God. 

The quiet is where we can find strength, refuge, presence, peace of mind, and needed restoration.

At other times the quiet strips us, leaving us void and empty. Sheer vulnerability, an essential rites of passage for those willing to forsake all…everything that we thought we knew, stripped. Such is a place of necessity…one of conscious surrender, not one of hopelessness. 

The quiet…transitioning within God’s gracious hand of mercy, “Dying and behold, we live.” See (2 Corinthians 10:1-6)

“Be still and know that I am God…” (Psalm 46:10). 

We are wise to engage these infused encounters from the Holy Spirit. ~Life Through The Storm

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The Perfect Gift!

During my young years of parenting, I envisioned a time when I could actually celebrate the holidays with a personal sense of meaning. A holiday specifically designed, separate from the grandeur focus of materialism and stress.

It’s so easy to allow oneself to get caught up in the suppose to haves during the holiday season. This is especially true when one has not yet defined their own meaning for the season. As a young mother, I entered into that overwhelming burden.

I can’t tell you how many times finances didn’t allow for numerous purchases – not only for the children, but for the many others that must be included in the list of giving.

It’s interesting to me how I longed for my own meaning for the season, yet – I was not ready to own its separation from the seeming norm.Needless to say, I danced the dance of holiday woes longer than I care to admit – surrendering my mind, body and my finances to stress! I could write a book about that alone!

Reality finally hit when a truck-load of unexpected challenges made its unpredictable arrival. Loss of income, the set-backs that it ignited was enormous! Saving were being spent on a daily living, which ultimately led me into making wiser choices regarding day to day spending. This, of course affected the holidays too. It’s the welcomed challenge that created relief!!

 As I re-evaluated my life and the environment that we called home, I also examined how I  would explain to my loved ones that the holidays would be something different and creative this year. Choosing  my words carefully forced me to examine my emotions when speaking, (did I believe, or connect with what I was saying?). Instinctively, I knew that this was my window of opportunity to design my personal meaning for the holiday season, I seized it.

To my amazement and surprise, my household was ready for the change. It was the year that the entire household decided to pull names from a box. Each person would be responsible for one individual. We all agreed to one specific gift – not one that the giver wanted to give, rather – one that the receiver desired to received. This, I thought was an exceptional ideal, as it gave us all the advantage of not wasting our funds on the excess of giving gifts that usually end up in storage. We each would honor and be grateful to receive the one gift that we really wanted. The family’s willingness to flow into a new meaning for the season was met with joy and unexpected ease…this truly was the perfect gift! The gifts that we gave to one another that year created for us one of our most memorable holiday seasons to date.

My personal meaning for the holiday season is not separate from my philosophy for daily living. I am aware of what’s practical for my life. I accept fully what’s uniquely mine. I live without comparisons to others, and make the most of its meaning with gratitude. This is wealth, it is the perfect gift.

What’s your perfect gift for the season?

Live wise, live well…live whole. ~Storm

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Rid Yourself of Stress…

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In the most healthy and practical ways, minimize stress…

Breathe deeper, even deeper, mostly – learnto trust…release. Ultimately, it’s a matter of life or death.

Wishing you balance and wellbeing. ~Storm

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It’s Possible…

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The truth of the matter is this, it’s possible to keep our lives and our relationships healthy.

As long as we are committed to honoring the work/process, healthy living and relating is possible.

Are you committed, and working towards that which is possible? ~Storm

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Thinking & Demonstrating…

Think & Demonstrate...

As we think of & demonstrate acts of mercy, grace & forgiveness when interacting with others – we’re mindful that we too stand in need of no less of the same.

Thinking of & demonstrating compassion & love, brings honor to the sacredness of who we are…of who we are becoming.

What do you think of & demonstrate?

Thank you for allowing Life Through The Storm to be a healthy part of your day. Live wise & live well. ~Storm

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