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17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 3)

17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 3)

In Faith

Change can be hard especially if it is an unexpected change. As you go throughout life you will always experience change – some good and some that don’t feel good. However, in those moments it is so important to guard your hearts and minds and to keep persisting. In this post, I will be sharing how you can keep persisting and keep moving towards your goals even during times of change and difficulty.   Last week we explored Lessons 5-11 of the lessons I learned while reading “The Alchemist.” If you missed that post, I encourage you to read it…

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17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 2)

17 Lessons I Learned From Reading “The Alchemist” (Part 2)

In Faith

Have you ever struggled with wanting to pursue your will and your plans and struggled to submit fully? I know I have. Even Jesus had to submit to God. Before he was crucified Jesus asked God if the task of crucifixion could pass by him but then he ended his request with, “Yet not my will, but yours be done” Luke 22:42b (NIV). This is such a powerful, yet difficult declaration that we are called to do as Christians. It’s hard to go against the thing we most want or the thing that makes the most sense in our mind…

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17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 1)

17 Lessons I Learned From Reading The Alchemist (Part 1)

In Faith

A little while ago I reread the book, “The Alchemist”, which is about a shepherd boy named Santiago who loved his calling to be a shepherd. He was going through life doing what he loved and he thought he knew what he wanted. However, one day he met a king who told him something that totally changed his thinking and what he thought about his purpose, and it ultimately changed the course of his life. What he learned allowed him to truly discover and live out his purpose.   I knew I loved the book, but I forgot why I…

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How to Manage the Small Things That Arise In Life

Why The Small Things Matter + How to Handle Them

In Faith

I was participating in a mastermind group one day and my mentor shared a story about how we need to be cognizant over the small things in our lives because they can derail us. She shared two examples to illustrate her point. The difference between a motorcycle that is upright and traveling safely is a pebble, because over a certain rate of speed a small thing like a pebble hit the wrong way can result in a motorcycle accident. Also, she shared that periodically a large airplane can crash because a bird interfered with the flight mechanism. This is exactly…

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7 Lessons I learned as a single mother part 2

7 Lessons I Learned As A Single Mother (Part 2)

In Faith

Do you feel like something is blocking your relationship with God? Do you look at God’s promises to believers and then wonder where He is in your life? I think that these are common questions that arise during our Christian journey. One of the things that I struggled with was knowing the Word of God, but then struggling to believe that it applied to me.   I mentioned last week in Part 1, that God has been taking me through a period of introspection and during this time I had been focused on developing a deeper relationship with God. Last…

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