Beverley Benskin

About the Author Beverley Benskin


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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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Peace be with you as you celebrate this holiday season

For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord – Luke 2:11 This time of year can be particularly stressful, but it’s important to remember what Christmas is all about. Celebrating the birth of our Savior and all that He has done for you and just being grateful for your many blessings that you may sometimes take for granted. As you prepare for the Christmas holiday, take time to stop, take a deep breath, reflect, relax and just enjoy all of the special moments. No matter what the circumstance, …

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Achieving Your Goals

If you want to change something in your life, you can If you want to achieve your goals in 2020 you’re going to have to stay focused and fight to achieve them. What does that mean? It means that it’s time to make some decisions. You’re going to have to decide that you want to change and then do the work, by putting in the time and the effort. No one else can do it for you. You have to make a decision, create a realistic plan with actionable steps and then implement the plan in order to accomplish your …

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Calm In The Midst Of The Storm

If we believe that tomorrow will be better, we can bear a hardship today – T. Hanh We all go through stormy seasons in life and we wait expectantly for the storm to end. Life isn’t always an easy road to travel; it can be full of frustrations, heartbreaks, losses, disappointments and challenges. We know that rain helps things to grow; it nurtures and replenishes dry places, and we need water to live. But sometimes it feels like when it rains it pours; it seems like everything is going wrong in our lives and it begins to feel overwhelming, scary …

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Why Forgive?

I recently spoke to someone who said that they would “never forgive,” a particular person. This person seemed particularly angry, bitter, and just plain miserable as they shared their feelings with me. Forgiveness is a tough one, especially when you’ve been really hurt by someone or by a circumstance; but the thing about it is if you choose not to forgive you will be the one that suffers. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you – L.B. Smedes Colossians 3:13 says: Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends …

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Is it time for you to try something new?

What’s New? Sometimes we get stuck in a rut and we are fearful of stepping out of our comfort zones. The only problem with that is if we stay where we are because of fear we become stagnant and our personal growth ceases. Trying something new may feel scary for you but that’s okay, you just have to do it scared. I recently started doing a kickboxing workout. I had no idea what I was doing when I started and I probably looked ridiculous, but after a few months I could tell that I was improving, and getting stronger with …

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Chapters

You decide how your next chapter will read… Your story has many different chapters, so one bad chapter in your life doesn’t mean that your story is over. One bad chapter doesn’t mean that you throw away the whole book, just like one bad season in your life doesn’t mean that you throw in the towel and just give up. Your past doesn’t have to define your future; you’re not a product of your circumstances, you are a product of your choices. So… choose wisely. We are all a work in progress. Life challenges are inevitable and figuring out your …

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Stop Comparing And Start Creating…

“The only person you should try to be better than is who you were yesterday.” – Unknown When we compare ourselves to others and envy what others have it robs us of our inner peace. And it’s almost impossible to find true contentment when we are continually comparing our selves and our lives to other people. You don’t have to do what everyone else is doing and you don’t have to have what everyone else has to be happy. It’s so easy to compare so many areas of our lives to others, but that eventually becomes a never ending internal …

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