Recalculating

by Jenny Harrison

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.
Proverbs 3:5-6 (ESV)

20140310_01aThose who know me best, know that I am directionally challenged. It has been said, “Jenny would have difficulty finding her way out of a phone booth with arrows.” Sadly, I cannot argue this point as it is an accurate description of my obvious deficiency.

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Reporting for Duty

By Jenny Harrison

20160128_01“Don’t bother to give God instructions, just report for duty.” Corrie Ten Boom

Old worn out rituals and traditions have a distinct way of working their way back into my life, even if they have no practical or meaningful purpose. I believe this is the case due to their familiarity rather than value.

Recently, many of us engaged in the the age-old tradition of making New Year’s resolutions.

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GAPS

by Jenny Harrison

Walk into any bookstore and you will find hundreds of books written to improve self-esteem, identity, and worth. But according to Dr. John F. Taylor Ph.D., psychologist from Oregon, the problem is there are serious GAPS in our understanding and subsequently teaching positive self- worth to our children.

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Grandiosity

“Affectedly grand or important; pompous: grandiose words. More complicated or elaborate than necessary; overblown: a grandiose scheme.”

The Bible teaches:

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

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Happy Labor Day

by Jenny Harrison

The following is a collection of work/labor quotes from famous leaders, authors, and scholars– Enjoy!

“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing.”
~~Theodore Roosevelt

“My share of the work may be limited, but the fact that it is work makes it precious.”
~~Helen Keller

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”
~~Winston Churchill

“All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence.”
~~Martin Luther King, Jr.

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The Art of Empathy

by Jenny Harrison

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According to dictionary.com empathy is defined as “the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.” Simply put, it is the ability to put yourself in another persons shoes or try to see a situation from their vantage point.

Statements that lack empathy are steeped in blame, condemnation, and a false sense of superiority.

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Come Holy Spirit

By Jenny Harrison

Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit. Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.

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True Identity

A Reposted Article
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Jenny Harrison

“The world will ask you who you are, and if you don’t know, the world will tell you.”
~~Carl Jung

When my son was young and I picked him up or dropped him off at school, his classmates would greet me with huge smiles on their faces and say, “Hi Daniels’ Mom!” To them, this was my sole identity.

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The Lord Weighs the Heart

By Jenny Harrison

A person may think their own ways are right, but the Lord weighs the heart. To do what is right and just is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice. Haughty eyes and a proud heart— the unplowed field of the wicked—produce sin.
Proverbs 21:2-4 (NIV)

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Well, here I go again! A good intention fell short, and the words I spoke that were intended to help sounded much better in my head than when they came out of my mouth.

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