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CHAPTER 5: Focusing on the Journey

Focusing on the Journey At this point on our journey, we have made the decision to go and we have already generally mapped out the path we are taking. We have identified and major obstacles we think we might face, thought about possible solutions and we are ready to actually start moving. We have mentally prepared ourselves and are adjusting …


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CHAPTER 4: The Path Isn’t Always Smooth

The Path Isn’t Always Smooth It always amazes me as we read stories, even ones that are encouraging, that we don’t recognize that it wasn’t an easy path or journey. It is easy for me to look back and say, “Wow, I guess I made it! That wasn’t so hard”. But the truth is, I don’t want to repeat it! …


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CHAPTER 3: The Hardest Part is Leaving

Saying Goodbye and Saying “Hi” Saying, “So long” or saying, “Good bye” is always tough! A phenomena that I experience often is that whenever I am stepping into the unknown, either on a journey out of a bad place or even on a journey into a good place; there is a certain fear of the unknown that grips me. Now, …


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CHAPTER 2: Preparing for the Journey

Preparing for the Journey An ancient Persian proverb says, “Thinking well is wise, planning well is wiser, but doing well is wisest.” It’s important, in fact imperative that some sort of preparation be made so that we can successfully navigate these journeys in our lives. Planning For the Journey If you feel that you need change in your life, don’t …


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CHAPTER 1: Contemplating the Journey

Contemplating the Journey Very often we identify an “exodus” as always meaning that we are leaving a hostile environment. I suppose this meaning has largely come from our reading of the fuller narrative of the Biblical “Exodus”. The Greek word translated as “exodus” in the Bible actually has the simple meaning of “a departure or going out”.1 JOURNEY’S Sometimes we …