Beverley Benskin

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Words Of Encouragement

Encouragement blesses the soul… Sometimes life can be full of frustrations, losses, heartbreaks, disappointments, and challenges especially in 2020! We all go through stormy seasons in life and we wait expectantly for the sun to begin shining again. We know that rain helps things to grow; it nurtures and replenishes dry places. We need water to live. But sometimes it feels like when it rains it pours. It feels like everything is going wrong in our lives. It may feel scary and hopeless, like you’re drowning. Know that… Better days are ahead, but in the meantime we have to learn …

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Words Of Encouragement

Encouragement blesses the soul… Do you need some encouragement today? It’s been a very difficult year and it’s two-thirds over and the future is still uncertain. Things may not have worked out the way you planned, the way any of us planned; but it is still possible to remain hopeful. I’ve heard a lot of people say that 2020 is cancelled and life will begin again in 2021, but what if it doesn’t…. what if nothing changes? Will you be prepared? We can’t waste time waiting for the future, we have to prepare for it. We have to be proactive, …

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Life Changes

Accept what is and change what you have the power to change. Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be…. Sonia RicottiYou may not be able to change your circumstances, but you certainly can change how you respond to the circumstance and you can change what you have the power to change. Virginia Satir said: “Life is not what it’s supposed to be. It’s what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference.” It’s all about your attitude and your perspective. There’s always another way to look at …

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Take It Easy

Stay hopeful and take the time to take care of you. This has been a difficult year, full of anxiety, stress and so many uncertainties about the future; so our tendency is to fall into unhealthy habits. Anxiety is a normal response during challenging and difficult times but you can’t let it overwhelm you completely. The question is what have you been doing to relieve some of your anxiety and stress? Also, is what you’re presently doing decreasing your stress or adding to your anxiety? We have to be intentional about guarding our hearts and our minds and our bodies …

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Speak Life!

I don’t think that we realize how powerful our words really are. Our words can be a tremendous force. Proverbs 18:21: The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Your words have the power of life and death!!! And what’s going on inside of you determines what you say. For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks – Matthew 12:34 So my question is… What have you been saying? What words are consistently coming out of your mouth? What’s going on in your heart? Are your words …

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Life’s Challenges

Let’s be honest… Sometimes life is just hard. I heard someone once say, that the struggle you’re in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow, so we can’t give up hope. We all go through stuff in life…and we sometimes wonder why we have to go through the things that we do and you might even question: is God really with me? Charles Stanley wrote: Often times God demonstrates His faithfulness in adversity by providing for us what we need to survive.
He does not change our painful circumstances. He sustains us through them. God is always with us, …

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Sleep well!

Make rest and downtime a priority and I know that in time you’ll feel so much better…. Life can be extremely hectic with so many responsibilities and commitments. We spend a lot of time working and staying busy and there’s definitely a time for that, but it’s just as important to give our minds and our bodies a break. Everything in life requires balance. The body needs time to repair and to heal from the daily stressors that we place on it. Sleep is necessary for our physical and mental health and well-being. There are so many health benefits to …

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Love Is…

You have the ability to give and receive love, if you open your heart to the possibility. “I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.” Martin Luther King, Jr. Dear friends, Let us love one another for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is LOVE -1 John 4:7-8. When you think about how you presently express your love to others, what comes to mind? If you don’t like your response, you may be thinking …

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The Next 30 Days

Challenge yourself…. It’s that time again: challenge time. A 30-day challenge can be more manageable if your long-term goals seem to be too overwhelming. A 30-day challenge is a short-term commitment that can help jumpstart your long-term goals. I like these types of challenges because 30-day challenges keep you focused and they can be extremely beneficial because you can schedule them several times a year. Challenges can help you to create new habits, test your strengths and weaknesses and help you to be more consistent. Think about it… What can you accomplish in the next 30 days that will greatly …

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Hello 2020

Our fears limit our potential… It’s a new year filled with promise and possibilities, but remember before anything can change in your life you have to ask yourself the right questions. What do you want to change in your life? Are you nurturing your mind, body and your spiritual life? What are you hoping for? What truly matters to you? Why do you want to change? Are you aware of your strengths and weaknesses? Are you taking life for granted? What are you afraid of? Where are you now? Where do you want to be? When was the last time …

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