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Courtney K. Steed

One Step At A Time

I love a new year. It makes me happy. It is all the freshness, the blank slate and all the potential waiting in those next 12 months looming ahead. It is the time of year that I love to get refocused on long simmering goals, and re-energizing those I may not have met during the…

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And Be Thankful

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  ~ Philippians 4:4-6 Such meat in these few little verses. This is one of my favorite passages…

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Meditation: A Practice of Thankfulness

Meditation has been considered one of the spiritual disciplines for as long as there was such a thing. David, the Psalmist and a man after God’s own heart, practiced this discipline regularly, as did many of his fellow Psalmists. Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your…

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A Journal: A Record of Change

  I have always written in journals. It was where my love for writing and expression began, way back when I was a young teen. I started writing my thoughts when they were a jumbled mess of hyper-emotions and irrational fears, idealistic dreams and unrealistic fantasies. I love reading back on those first few books,…

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