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TRUST & SURRENDER

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images (15)Frequently during times of transition God will toss me a big beautiful bouquet, just to keep me focused on the world of wonders he reveals when we’re alert and open to guidance from beyond.

Although I don’t really gravitate to the word “obedient,” it really is a matter of recognizing that “where there’s no will, there’s a way.” Stop trying to force my will on the outcome that I believe is THE WAY.

This statement is really a corollary to holding a goal gently in your hands–because if you don’t grip that one specific goal so tightly, there’s room in your hands for the Universe to place far greater miracles than you could ever imagine.

It’s all a matter of knowing how and when to release willfulness and petty little demands, squawking for exactly what you think you want, exactly when you think you want it.

The gospel song tells us, “He’s an on-time God, yes He is!” God definitely shows up on his timetable, not ours.

Excerpted from “Beautiful Bouquet” in  BACK TO THE GARDEN: Getting from Shadow to Joy

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5 reasons Why The Maldives is a Favourite Destination for Honeymooners

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While many Americans honeymoon in the Caribbean, the Maldives is a favorite destination for honeymooners in the UK. Taking holidays to the Maldives has long been one of the most popular options among UK honeymooners – and it’s not hard to see why. Indeed, there are five things that make the Indian Ocean destination particularly special for anyone planning a romantic break.

1.       Spectacular Beaches The first is the beaches. Made up of more than 1,000 separate coral islands, the archipelago sits like glistening jewels within the azure sea. As there are so many islands of different shapes and sizes, there are also plenty of beaches to choose from. Strolling along the soft white sands together and admiring the stunning vista is sure to be among the best moments of your first days of married life. After all the hard work you put into planning your wedding, what could be more relaxing than lying back on the beach and soaking up the sun? (more…)

10 Tips for Vacation Coupon Savings

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newpiggybank_0Luxury should be so cheap… well it can.  Get more ideas here…

Whether you clip coupons with scissors or search for cyber savings on the internet, the effect is the same – special deals and dollars back, but only for those in the know. Here are 10 tips for making the most of what’s on offer.

Look Before You Book There’s nothing more frustrating than finding a great deal after you’ve made your reservations, so give yourself plenty of time to find special offers and still get the bookings you want.

Make an Itinerary Write out your itinerary, including how you’ll travel, what kind of accommodations you’ll need, and attractions you want to visit. Make a note of flexible points – such as travel dates – which could allow you to take advantage of a discount. (more…)

Something to Give Up? I gave up being frustrated with my daughter.

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It’s Lent. I’m Catholic. I had to give something up. You know, because it’s Lent and stuff and that’s what you do. You give something up for forty days and forty nights, and then you go crazy like a glutton on Easter Morning, gorging yourself with everything you gave up on Ash Wednesday.

One year year, I gave up taking career tests, that was my total obsession – I could search the internet for any new quizzes and take them every day. I still love these career and personality quiz but as a mom I have less time to worry about my career just now. Anyway, this year I wanted to give up something even more meaningful.
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Three fantastic destinations for beginner scuba diving and snorkelling

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Scuba diving and snorkelling are the two best ways of opening up the underwater world and really exploring the tremendously interesting environment that’s waiting under the surface. The chance to meet fish, rays, and even sharks and dolphins in their own comfort zone is very exciting and it can be fantastic fun too. However, not all dive sites are suitable for those who are just starting out. Here are three of the best holiday destinations for those who want to try diving or snorkelling for the first time:

1) The Great Barrier Reef, Australia.  This is not just the biggest tropical reef in the world, but the biggest structure made by living organisms. The Barrier Reef is so huge that it’s visible from space and it’s even more spectacular close up. It’s home to countless different species of fish from tiny, garish clowns to massive groupers, as well as a full complement of rays, smaller sharks, sea turtles, giant clams, and of course corals.
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Top 5 Most Exclusive Beach Resorts in the World

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If you’re dreaming of sunny skies, blue waters, tranquil breezes, white sands and breathtaking views, it’s time to fill your suitcase and set off for one of these top 5 most exclusive beach resorts in the world.

These resorts exude relaxation and a peaceful ambiance that will help you escape from the stress and worries of your life. Take a week off, jump on a plane and travel to one of these exotic locations, most often found only in our dreams.

#1. Cambridge Beaches, Sandys, Bermuda

Cambridge Beaches is a cottage colony, offering seclusion with five private beaches and cottage style rooms. Whether you are on a romantic getaway or a beach vacation with your family, you will be assured luxury at every level of your stay.

Whether you choose to refresh with a trip to the European Wellness Centre or dine in the world class gourmet restaurant, you will find it all at Cambridge Beaches. At Cambridge Beaches, the staff will cater to your needs and provide you with the ultimate romantic getaway.

You may just want to curl up with a book on the beach or take a stroll along the water front. Cambridge Beaches also offers golf, tennis, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, and fishing. Escape amidst one of the four private beaches found at the resort.

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Wine Tours in France

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You can go wine tasting in the Australian countryside or head off to France for a wine tour.  Either way, you are sure to find some great tasting wines and create enjoyable memories for years go4br8ob7btv2sato come. As a wine lover the place to go for a wine trip is France. Wine wasn’t first produced in France but it has become through time one of the best countries where you can drink wine. Each area of the country has it specialty from red wine in the south west, rosé wine in the east and white wine up north.
Wine tours in France are great opportunities to understand the full process of winemaking from the grape harvesting to the different techniques of fermentation. A wine professional will also explain to you each techniques commonly used for each wine type. For the red wine amateur such as Saint Emilion, Chateau Margaux or Graves, the area of Bordeaux is the place for you to go.

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