Life by Design

Written by Sue Miley

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a. Don’t limit your time to get there. It took awhile to get where you are. Give yourself time to get to where you want to be. b. Find objective people to help you knock down barriers. Maybe a pastor, a counselor/coach, or an objective friend. Many friends and family can not be objective so you must be discerning in these choices. c. Step out of your comfort zone. To do something you really want to do may require hard work or short-term sacrifice to be able to get it. Even if it is your family who has to participate inrepparttar sacrifice, inrepparttar 147020 long-run it will be a better life for them also. d. And most importantly, pray to God to give you guidance and direction every step ofrepparttar 147021 way. If it feels right you will know it’s from God.

When I decided that I wanted to become a Christian Counselor there were many barriers. I would have to go back to graduate school for a minimum of two years. To do that I would have to quit my job and we would have to sell our house and reduce our expenses significantly. This would affect my husband and kids as much as it would affect me. Atrepparttar 147022 time I was commuting to New Orleans to work. We were making a lot of money, however, we were spending it on a house I didn’t see and my kids were spending more time withrepparttar 147023 babysitter than me. So yes, they hated giving uprepparttar 147024 pool andrepparttar 147025 unlimited wish list, but we have transformed our family life and spend incredibly special time together.

The Lord promises us peace and joy if we follow Him. He never said anything about easy. But I have experienced His promise. By stepping out in faith and following His plan for my life, He has rewarded me tenfold. I hope that you are at a place in your life where you can stop to find God’s plan for you. I realize how difficult this process is for anyone, especially if you are busy. At Murphy Toerner and Associates our mission is to equip people for successful living. I have developed a Life by Design coaching program that can provide you with some structure and accountability in this process. It also includes many exercises and assessments to help you discover who you are and what you want out of life. And most importantly we provide a sounding board to help you brainstorm ideas, to pray with you and for you, to be an objective collaborator, and to gently show you discrepancies in your plan or areas that may be outside of God’s plans. If you feel like you may want some help, simply call us at (225)753-7773 or look for more information on our website at . Inrepparttar 147026 meantime, I hope that these ideas will help you to:

•Assess where you are in your life.

•Equip you to uncover your authentic self and dreams forrepparttar 147027 future.

•Inspire you to tap in to God’s love and power in your life.

•And motivate you to act through or around your barriers.

I will end with a favorite bible verse. One that really helped me to have patience throughrepparttar 147028 process of finding God's plan for my life.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven:

a time to be born and a time to die,

a time to plant and a time to uproot,

a time to kill and a time to heal

a time to tear down and a time to build,

a time to weep and a time to laugh

a time to mourn and a time to dance

a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,

a time to embrace and a time to refrain

a time to search and a time to give up,

a time to keep and a time to throw away,

a time to tear and a time to mend,

a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 (NIV)

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Sue Miley is a life-coach and counselor specializing in areas such as career direction, business, and other general life areas, such as organiztion and finding one's authentic self. Sue completed her Masters Degree in Community Counseling in the summer of 2004. Prior to this Sue earned a Masters of Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis in 1995 and a Bachelors of Science in Finance in 1986, both at Louisiana State University.


Written by Robert Bruce Baird

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Apparently, Billard conducted himself in this fashion with several families and their patrons. It is certainly not inconceivable that Billard may have shown Sauniere how to do this for himself, as well as others. One priest in particular accusedrepparttar Bishop of Simony and having stolen over 1 Million Francs fromrepparttar 146820 Diocese pension fund. After an investigation byrepparttar 146821 Vatican, it found that Billard had seriously mismanaged his diocese and was forced to give 200 000 francs torepparttar 146822 monastery of Prouille. (Jarnac, Archives, p. 464) He passed away on December 3rd, 1901.

Mgr Billard’s replacement, Paul-Felix Beauvain de Beausejour was named Bishop of Carcassonne on May 13th 1902. Mgr. Beausejour found a diocese that was close to ruin due to Mgr. Billard’s mismanagement. Mgr Billard had let subordinate priests administer their parishes as they saw fit as long as they stayed out of trouble and did not undermine his authority.

It was 4 years beforerepparttar 146823 newly appointed Bishop asked Sauniere to explain his source of income. Apparently, several complaints had been lodged against Berenger Sauniere locally but their origins were never revealed; and some were simply inquiries into Sauniere’s character from other countries such as Italy, France, Belgium and Switzerland. (Jarnac, Histoire, p. 193)

The Bishop’s first move was to transfer Saunière to Coustouge parish as of January 22nd, 1909. In retaliation, Beranger Saunière tendered his resignation ten days later, on February 1st, 1909.

The mayor of Rennes-le-Chateau complained torepparttar 146824 Bishop in a letter dated February 6th, 1909, that Rennes-le-Chateau supported it’s priest, Berenger Saunière, and that inrepparttar 146825 eventrepparttar 146826 priest was moved,repparttar 146827 villages of Esperaza and Rennes-le-Chateau would ‘desertrepparttar 146828 Church,’ (Jarnac, Histoire, p. 194) Saunière’s replacement would be met with empty seats. The Mayor also mentioned torepparttar 146829 Bishop thatrepparttar 146830 Presbytery had been leased for another 5 years therefore, his replacement would have to seek shelter elsewhere. He could not refuserepparttar 146831 new priest but he could make it so thatrepparttar 146832 outsider would not have an easy time of it. (Jarnac, Histoire, p. 196)” (10)

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