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'Christ' mas or 'Stress' mas?

Posted by livefreecounselling on December 10, 2011 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

The Christian community traditionally remembers Jesus's birth as the true meaning of Christmas. Many others have said  that Christmas represents family, friends and even remembering the importance of giving to others.

But have any of us found a way to avoid the stress?! Everywhere we turn, we are reminded that we have to plan the menu and get the perfect recipes ready for the traditional tasty meals we remember eating every Chirstmas. Our parents did it so shouldn't we?

And w...

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our brief sojourn

Posted by livefreecounselling on May 6, 2010 at 10:09 PM Comments comments (1)

Time does fly doesn't it? Do you have plans? Do you expect to fulfill them?

Wouldn't  it be great if we knew exactly what our future would be? ...or would it?

How much do you trust God? Will you believe that all His plans for you are for good?

"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."-Jeremiah 29:11

We can choose today to approach the rest of our lives like an a...

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that 'thing' called forgiveness

Posted by livefreecounselling on February 21, 2010 at 4:48 AM Comments comments (3)

Have you ever been really hurt by someone?..when you can feel the hurt deep down in your soul!?

Well, I have...and at times like those forgiveness seems like the most absurd response that anyone could have suggested! That is when I remember the scripture about God's ways being higher than ours -

 

For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways...

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I remember when

Posted by livefreecounselling on February 13, 2010 at 7:20 AM Comments comments (2)
I remember when I would spend a lot of time trying to come up with the perfect thing
to do at the perfect time so that I could be happy. Or the perfect place to go, thing 
to buy, food to eat...whatever it took. For a...
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