Forgiveness is tough. Being hurt by someone we care about causes such deep suffering. It’s hard to put into words the pain that seems to emanate from our core into every cell of our bodies. The truth is that until we forgive, we are trapped, we are controlled, we are imprisoned by the … Continue reading Steps to Forgiveness
Two conflicting forces cannot exist in one human heart. When doubt reigns, faith cannot abide. Where hatred rules, love is crowded out. Where selfishness rules, there love cannot dwell. When worry is present, trust cannot crowd its way in. Billy Graham There’s not much to add to this one because it clearly says it all, … Continue reading Nothing much to add to this one
At this time of year, we begin to look ahead to spring. It’s been cold in the northeast, and we are ready for some warmer weather. Even though we are in January, the stores are already filled with spring fashion. We tend to look ahead, and that’s fine, because sometimes the present is painful and … Continue reading Coming soon
Merriam-Webster defines contemplation as a state of mystical awareness of God’s being. I like that definition. Is there really any other way to experience God other than through mystical awareness? Voltaire said this, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.” We … Continue reading Contemplation
Sometimes I like to look at people’s faces and wonder what their life is like. What challenges have they faced? What kind of suffering did they encounter? How many disappointments did they face along the way? And what about celebrations? Where was the joy in their life? Who was with them at these happy times? … Continue reading Oh the secrets
What do you see when you look at this picture? I see life. I see a flower in bloom, vibrant and healthy. I see a flower beginning to fade. I see a change, a transformation I see surrender, letting go I see the promise of new life And I see beauty in every … Continue reading What do you see?
Yes, it’s true. Today is National Bobblehead Day and yes, I have to admit, I have been a Bobblehead at times in my life. There have been times when I have kept silent, allowing my head to bobble a bit when I should have spoken up. It’s difficult to speak up when you are dealing … Continue reading Happy National Bobblehead Day