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Tara Rayburn
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Inspiring Uplifting Habits for the Mind, Body and Soul
Inspiring Uplifting Habits for the Mind, Body and Soul

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Valentine's Day has turned into romance day. A day that often times causes the broken hearted to feel even more broken-hearted. What If we simply focused on the "love" part. I mean the REAL love part that doesn't exclude - isn't reserved for couples only - extended past politics, religion, race and beliefs... remind yourself of what it means to REALLY love and reinvent Valentine's Day this year. ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️👀
“If I could speak all the languages of earth and of angels, but didn’t love others, I would only be a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. If I had the gift of prophecy, and if I understood all of God’s secret plans and possessed all knowledge, and if I had such faith that I could move mountains, but didn’t love others, I would be nothing. If I gave everything I have to the poor and even sacrificed my body, I could boast about it; but if I didn’t love others, I would have gained nothing.

Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
Prophecy and speaking in unknown languages and special knowledge will become useless. But love will last forever! Now our knowledge is partial and incomplete, and even the gift of prophecy reveals only part of the whole picture! But when the time of perfection comes, these partial things will become useless. When I was a child, I spoke and thought and reasoned as a child. But when I grew up, I put away childish things. Now we see things imperfectly, like puzzling reflections in a mirror, but then we will see everything with perfect clarity. All that I know now is partial and incomplete, but then I will know everything completely, just as God now knows me completely.
Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.”
- ‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭13:1-13‬ ‭NLT ‬‬#love #valentinesday #reallove #lovestory
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“Often, it’s not about becoming a new person, but becoming the person you were meant to be, and already are, but don’t know how to be."
— Heath L. Buckmaster
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"Peacemaking doesn’t mean passivity. It is the act of interrupting injustice without mirroring injustice, the act of disarming evil without destroying the evildoer, the act of finding a third way that is neither fight nor flight but the careful, arduous pursuit of reconciliation and justice. It is about a revolution of love that is big enough to set both the oppressed and oppressors free."
- Shane Claiborne

Quote via My friend Cherie Clark via her friend Lynne Twist this morning...

Peace in the Process...pass it on 🕊

#peaceintheprocess #peace #loveoneanother 
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“Maybe Christmas,” he thought,“doesn’t come from a store. Maybe Christmas . . . perhaps . . . means a little bit more!”— The Grinch, Dr. Seuss
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What are your driving thoughts and actions during Christmas? I know mine isn't about getting stuff, but rather getting stuff done. (Can I get an amen anyone?)
It's very complex when you start unwrapping what people feel during Christmas. I know it's hard for me not to go into overwhelm. That isn't something I want my children to remember about this season. 😑😳😞😟😫😮😦😥😵😭
Some years I do better than others and the key seems to be letting go of my perfectionist ideas and balancing the "to do list" with the "to be list."
Another key mental adjustment is balancing my idea of what the holidays should be vs each of my family members ideas. 👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦👨‍👩‍👧‍👦
Really, for our family, Christmas is deeply about our faith and if we don't have time to serve others, and make time for God and His will, then we are missing the whole point. ❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼❤️🙏🏼🎄
My Christmas wish for you is that you are able to release unhealthy thoughts and actions you might have around this holiday season (regardless of what faith you may or may not practice) that you savor the moments and people, and that you create a deeper meaning for you and those you love.
- Have a Blessed Christmas and an Incredible New Year
🎄❤️🌲🎄❤️🌲🎄❤️🌲🎄🤗 
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“Christmas was on its way. Lovely, glorious, beautiful Christmas, upon which the entire kid year revolved."
—Ralphie in A Christmas Story
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"I wish we could put up some of the Christmas spirit in jars and open a jar of it every month." - Harlan Miller 
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Fresh Turmeric is one my favorite adds to my morning #AlkaGizer (all vegggie/full fat smoothie) #WildFit

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How to love

“Praise in public; criticize in private." - Vince Lombardi

“It is astonishing how little one feels alone when one loves."
—John Bulwer

“To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping your heart intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket—safe, dark, motionless, airless—it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable irredeemable. . . . The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers and perturbations of love is Hell.”
- C.S. Lewis

Via “The One Year Love Talk Devotional for Couples” - Les and Leslie Parrott
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Who do you see when you look at this photo?
I'll admit in that past I'd have seen a Top Gun pilot and made a lot of assumptions about his character... Those assumptions couldn't be more wrong. This is Captain Charlie Plumb, known to many as Capt. Charlie. Capt Charlie is one of the the most humble and gracious human beings I know. You see, what you can't tell by just looking is that Capt was a POW in Vietnam and spent over 2,000 days in a Vietcong prison.
What kept him alive and well? He'll tell you quite an incredible story of faith, forgiveness and positive thinking. Thank you Captain Charlie for your service and for your timeless, party-line-less and amazing message to our mixed up world. Google #CharliePlumb or visit his website at http://www.charlieplumb Charlie Plumb
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LoVegas 2016 - Community Opportunity

LoVegas 2016 – Community Opportunity What: LoVegas is a day of community service sponsored by Verve Church When: Nov 19th, 2016 – Meet 8am – AT YOUR EVENT LOCATION How: Sign up using link below your chosen project to serve Where: After signing up for a…
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