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Faith and Good Will

Posted by Susan N. Swann on Sunday, December 30, 2012, In : Keeping Faith 
We are closing yet another cherished season of good will toward all.  A time when tight wallets creak open just a little bit wider for the benefit of others ; a time when we make a conscious effort to be more generous, patient, and loving to both friend and foe alike. It seems essential that we have an annual holiday season that allows us to take stock of our lives and think about what's most important. And we find that this experience of stepping outside ourselves creates that warm, tingly f...
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Keeping Faith

Posted by Susan N. Swann on Sunday, September 23, 2012, In : Keeping Faith 

The author Stephen Covey coined the term “emotional bank account,” which means essentially that we make positive deposits in the emotional bank accounts of those we love that will be there for us to draw on when our relationships hit rough patches, as they all do. The same thing may be said of faith. If we keep our faith when times are good, our faith will be there to keep us when they’re not. Keeping faith helps us remain grateful and optimistic, facilitates the acceptance of trials an...


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Choose Faith


Susan N. Swann I left my faith behind for 15 years,.During that time, I believed only in reason and lost all faith. Three years ago, my perspective shifted, and I reverted to my faith. I began once again to believe not in the ultimate randomness of life's events, but to believe instead that belief in God gives our lives purpose. I chose faith over doubt. Choosing faith is the focus of this blog.

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