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Addictions

Posted: July 25, 2008

We all need to feel pleasure- we live for it. Our bodies constantly seek ways to fulfill the yearning of feeling good.   Sadly, those pleasure-able feelings do not have boundaries. I encounter too many situations where our new addictions are sabotaging relationships. I am talking about blackberries – or whatever name we want to give this wired up, show stealing, dominating little device. I was sitting in the Toronto airport last week when I watched something that made me very sad. Two friends sitting across from each other, each with a blackberry in their hands. They were attempting to have a conversation – eyes flitting up and down, a smile here and there with the interruptions of “pardon me”, “what did you say?”, “Huh?”  They were speaking in staccato sentences because they kept checking their blackberries.  Last week I was out for supper with a friend who kept checking her new addiction every 7…

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I yearn to be contended.

Posted: July 10, 2008

There is a discontentment in the air.  I sense it in the hurried sentences,  the frazzled eyes, the hopes for a better pay check, the longing for peace and quiet.  Summer – the hope for many of us that it will be a time of laying back in a deck chair – sipping a sweet creation, beatifully pedicured toe-nails, and evenings of sitting by candle light and savouring the delicate summer breezes. For many, the summer is not what we hoped for – we are still rushing – with company, with children, with too many summer activities.   I yearn for the kind of contentment that the apostle Paul had – he says, “I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances” (Philippians 4:11 NIV). TO BE CONTENT WHATEVER THE CIRCUMSTANCES.  How do we do that?  Here are 2 things that I…

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Exposed!

Posted: July 2, 2008

“Is this a liquid?” asked the woman at airport security. She frowned at me as she held up the mysterious white bottle that had slowed down the entire security process. “Yes, I said sheepishly – its glue.”  CAUGHT!   I had just finished walking through airport security with a forced, plastic smile and answered for the umpteenth time that, ”Yes,  all my liquids, gels or lotions are in a plastic bag.” I know the rules, I thought self righteously – I can do this in my sleep.  But this time my self assured, confident attitude backfired on me.  The airport screening machine found something that I did not declare – a liquid bottle with a strange while solution. Airports make me grumpy. I dislike that fact and try to hide it from all the people around me by forcing my best smile. How prideful of me to think I am fooling people. I need to work on my ”airport attitude” and he…

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Connecting

Posted: July 2, 2008

Women crave connections. Connections with friends. Connections with God. Heart connections. My prayer is that this blog will provide another way for women to experience heart connections. I welcome your comments and discussion. Blessings to you all! Heidi

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