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A Friend to One Who Is In Need March 2, 2017

  I love the adage, “Friendship doubles joy and halves grief.” For years, I was so needy that I could only receive love and support. I soaked it up by the pound, needing affirmation every moment, it seemed.   One day, I looked around myself and realized there were fewer friends around me who could pour themselves into my need. I still felt needy, nevertheless I began to lean on the wisdom of the Lord to fill the deepest needs…

Choose Life February 23, 2017

In having the privilege of being broken and sitting with broken people, whether in my own family, my community, or on the other side of the world I see a common core in our humanity. Regardless of race, religion, gender, nationality, age or social status, we all have an innate desire to be chosen.   I sometimes feel like the donkey in the Shrek movie jumping up and down at the back of the crowd saying, “Oh pick me!  Pick me!” …

Why do fools fall in love? February 15, 2017

“All things bright and beautiful, all creatures great and small, all things wise and wonderful, the Lord God made them all.” Cecil Francis Alexander No matter your age, health, gender or political leanings; you have to admit there are few things which will elicit an “ahhh,” (be it audible if you are a ‘heart on your sleeve’ emoter – or internal if you are a committed curmudgeon) more certainly than sweet little puppy eyes staring up at you from a…

Communication is the Foundation of Relationships February 8, 2017

GSM is a Ministry of Relationships; Counselor to Client, Teacher to Group, Satellite Member to Internationals, Each of Us to Each Other. A critical and necessary element of building relationships is communication.  Communication is the connection between people as a result of an exchange of information. Communication can be a wink of the eye or a 400 page novel…it can be sipping coffee in a café with your best friend or it could be standing behind a lectern and delivering…

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