Prayer is a difficult word to define and it elicits a myriad of emotions. I have memorized many prayers and sometimes the mouth moves but the thoughts are somewhere else. Perhaps it is because the words are so familiar that I don’t pay attention to what I am saying. That is me ‘praying the prayer.’ … Continue reading Do you pray the prayer or does the prayer pray you?
My Mom spent her final two years in a nursing home, confined to a wheel chair, suffering from dementia. No matter how many times I went to see her there, I never got used to it. I would see many of the residents spending the day in the hallways, just sitting existing. I grew familiar … Continue reading Beauty in unexpected places
I had the great opportunity to spend the last few days on a boat with my sisters. My sisters and I have been through a lot these past few months, spending our days by our Mom’s bedside as she prepared to leave this world. After Mom passed, we went back to our own lives, as … Continue reading Wasted Time?
This Rose of Sharon bush in my yard always amazes me. It began blooming a few weeks ago and it looks like this until September. It is filled with flowers, one after another! As I was gazing at it this morning, the word ‘abundance’ came to mind and with that, my thoughts turned to God! … Continue reading Abundance
This post is written as a letter to myself today, because I am going to need these words. There are just some people who are negative about everything. Even on the best of days, they can find something to be negative about. I don’t think that I’m one of those people, but the problem is … Continue reading Dealing with negative people
I truly believe that it is so helpful to operate from a set of core beliefs. A few of mine are above. I do admit, that they may change depending on where I am in life or what I’m dealing with, but that’s ok. These are what I’m feeling like at this moment, and here … Continue reading Operating from your core
I don’t think that it’s unusual to wonder about how others see you. Most of us want to make a good impression and want others to like us. The question is, how far do we go to achieve that? When we begin to bend, to twist, and to distort ourselves, I think we’ve gone too … Continue reading Do you worry about how others see you?