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Creativity is how you navigate through difficult situationswithout losing sight of your initial goal or your dream.It is about being true to your self while staying the course.

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SATISFICE

Have you ever come across the term “Satisfice”? It comes alive when we combine the words Sacrifice + Satisfaction. It is an expression that is used to refer to the decisions we are called to make, when we pursue a goal, that will require the minimum amount of constraints ( sacrifice ), to achieve a certain…

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How time management can help you achieve your goals.

Time management and micromanagement are critical when you are multitasking and lacking time. You need to treat time as a currency you can never take back if you spend it carelessly. You can profit a great deal from micromanagement if you understand how to master it. Having poor time management skills can lead to burnout…

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Tendency ~ a poem about love

Opposites attract but souls that resemble, tend to heal each other… still Healing often requires feeling and surrendering to pain, while you are simply asking for relief. You need to locate the center of gravity; a point of reference, a point of balance. A mark. One in the heart. One in the head – and…

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Dancing of the words ~ Ο χορός των λέξεων

You know you’ve got a good story going on, when writing feels like dancing of words…sometimes it may feel like dancing on ice, but still, it feels nice when the story is naturally flowing… Ξέρεις ότι έχεις μια καλή ιστορία στα χέρια σου, όταν το να γράφεις μοιάζει με ένας χορός των λέξεων…μερικές φορές αυτός…

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Hidden forces {microfiction}

Sometimes you can find the truth hiding in something that seems irrational to the rest of the world… {Στο παράλογο κάθεται κρυμμένη η αλήθεια …} Quotes by εlysιαn

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Faith

Masking the soul ~ Η μάσκα της ψυχής

Proud people belittle others because they have no real value and they try with this disparaging behavior of theirs to cover the impurity and the insignificance of their own soul … Saint Luke of Crimea , the Physician (Speeches, Volume III p. 250) Οι υπερήφανοι άνθρωποι φέρονται υποτιμητικά γιατί δέν έχουν κάποια πραγματική ἀξία καί…

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Everything we own is a gift of the Grace of God ~ Ό,τι έχουμε είναι δωρεά της Χάρης Του Θεού

 When we insist on our selfishness and arrogance, we are in fact dwelling on mortality, since the selfish person is cold-hearted and therefore does not make room in his heart to dwell in the spirit of God. On the contrary, the humble person humbly stands before God and acknowledges that everything he has, whether it…

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Isaiah 1:3 ~ Ησαϊας 1:3

Isaiah 1:3  “The Ox knows its owner, and the donkey its Master’s crib; but Israel does not know, My people do not understand”    Ησαϊας 1:3  Το βόδι γνωρίζει τον ιδιοκτήτην του και ο όνος γνωρίζει την φάτνην, ιδιοκτησίαν του κυρίου του· ο ισραηλιτικός όμως λαός δεν με αναγνωρίζει ως κύριόν του, δεν έχει ούτε…

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Easter Message

Jesus told the Parable of the Fig Tree—Luke 13:6-9—immediately after reminding His listeners of a tower over the pool of Siloam (John 9:7) which unexpectedly fell and killed eighteen people. The moral of that story is found in Luke 13:3: “Unless you repent, you will likewise perish.” To reiterate this moral, Jesus tells the story of the fig tree, the…

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We worship Thy Passion, O Christ.

Seeing her own lamb being led to the slaughter,Mary, the Ewe, was worn out,and she followed Him with the other women, crying,Whither goest Thou, Child? Why dost Thou travel along so fast?Maybe there is another wedding in Canaand thou art hurrying now to make for them wine out of water?Shall I come with Thee, O…

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Just like Peter who was sinking, Lord, don’t deprive me of Your Love~Κύριε, βυθίζομαι σαν άλλος Πέτρος, αλλά μην μου στερήσεις την Αγάπη Σου

The past few days were difficult, as I was faced with several temptations. Outwardly nothing changed, I continued to pray, praise, and do as befits the love of Christ so as not to betray His love. But I confess that deep down inside something changed – not that I stopped believing in the Omnilove and…

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Galatians 2:20 ~ Προς Γαλάτας 2:20

Galatians 2:20 My old self has died on the cross with Christ. I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. And my present physical life is a life based on my faith in the Son of God, who loved me and died voluntarily for my sake. I can not ignore this gift from God.…

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Living in wisdom ~ Ζώντας εν σοφία

The current time of our life has been given to us to gain immortality and eternal life, to transform it into eternity by living “in wisdom”, that is, in Christ and through Christ. { The spiritual desert, human isolation is where God works, for God is revealed in the purified heart, which is pure through…

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Believe that Jesus can walk you through anything

I do not follow Jesus Christ out of discipline but out of love and that makes it easy to follow Him and do His will because I know that this love will take care of me as no one else can … During my struggles , I have witnessed that if our God – Father…

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Saint Maximus the Confessor – “Philokalia” ~ Άγιος Μάξιμος ο Ομολογητής -“Φιλοκαλία”

Quotes on love – Saint Maximus the Confessor, “Philokalia” He who loves Christ is bound to imitate Him to the best of his ability. Christ, for example, was always conferring blessings on people; He was long-suffering when they were ungrateful and blasphemed Him; and when they beat Him and put Him to death, He endured…

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Animals recognize and honor their Creator ~ Τα ζώα αναγνωρίζουν και τιμούν Τον Δημιουργό

White dove stands in front of the icon of Jesus Christ baptism by John The Baptist, The Forerunner on the feast of Theophany. Animals recognize and honor their Creator, but man does not. ¬ Άσπρο Περιστέρι στέκεται μπροστά στην εικόνα Του Χριστού που βαφτίζεται από τον Πρόδρομο Ιωάννη τον Βαπτιστή, την ημέρα των Θεοφανείων. Τα…

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The river Jordan recognizes the coming of Jesus Christ ~ Ο ποταμός Ιορδάνης αναγνωρίζει την έλευση Του Ιησού Χριστού

Reposted from @trisagionfilms Get ready, oh River of Jordan. Christ the God is going to be baptized by John, so that in your waters, He will break the invisible heads of the dragons, with His divinity. Desert of the Jordan, rejoice, mountains skate with joy. Eternal Life came to call Adam again. Oh! John Prodrome the…

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The king of the prophets, John the Baptist ~ Ο βασιλιάς των προφητών, ο Ιωάννης ο Βαπτιστής

The king of the prophets, John the Baptist, came from the wilderness and cried out in pain, “Repent!” Let us repent so deeply and so sincerely that we become “pure” like the morning dew and like the first rays of the sun that fall on it. Saint Nicholas Velimirovich Thirty years of silence and fasting,what…

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 Voice of The Lord over the waters (Psalm 28:3) ~

  The voice of the Lord was heard over Jordan when Saint John baptized the Savior of the world. And it came to pass, when there was a great storm in the sea of Galilee, that the voice of the LORD was heard, and the storm ceased, and the winds ceased. When will people be…

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Theophany, the day God presented His Beloved Son to us ~ Θεοφάνεια, η μέρα που Ο Θεός μας παρουσίασε τον αγαπητό Του Υιό

Holy Lord, Holy in Your creation: what You created by Your Word only, You sanctified them by the Spirit, Powerful Lord, Powerful through Your Passion: for the sake of the world, You accompanied to Your death -for the sake of the world You were resurrected. Immortal Lord, with our voices We praise You: the Father,…

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Source of courage ~ Πηγή θάρρους

The courage to believe in God seeks good and pure hearts, in order to be solid and to strengthen us. This can not be done unless we humble ourselves and turn ourselves completely to God to cleanse us, in ways known by His Wisdom, as Christ did when He washed the feet of His disciples.…

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The King of our hearts …

Usually during the holidays and just before the present year says goodbye, we all review how our year went and set new goals for the new year. Some of us compare ourselves with those around us and feel more or less good about ourselves, we feel that we have succeeded according to the worldly mind.…

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What could you offer Jesus for His Birthday?

Saint Jerome is about four centuries after the birth of Christ, on a Christmas night, a pilgrim in Bethlehem. He longs to worship the cave of birth humbly and prays.  He heard in a vision the sweet voice of the Divine Infant addressing him and he cried… – Hieronymus, what will you offer me today,…

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A Child and a King Is Born!

The king is born; The Saviour is born.For to us, a child is born, to us, a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.Isaiah 9:6..saying, “Where is he who has been born king of the Jews?…

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The Living Presence of Most Holy Theotokos

The Living Presence of Most Holy Theotokos by Epiphanios, Bishop of Ledra, and Abbot of Machaira Monastery.How do we know that our mother is always by our side?How do we know that the person who loves us is by our side?We often go on tripsto other countries;we go to do other work;we are not close…

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