"Thank God, you're here!" You say this to the person or people who are there when you need them the most. But what about this ...? "God, you're here!" Joyce Meyer shared this statement in this short video about fear and it grabbed my attention. So I said it to myself and was overcome with … Continue reading “Thank God, you’re here!”
"Everyone's awkwardness shines a little brighter in an elevator." Sammy Rhodes from his book, This Is Awkward: How Life's Uncomfortable Moments Open the Door to Intimacy and Connection. You and I can be standing side-by-side, but because we don't know each other there is this expectation and understanding that we will ignore each other. I can … Continue reading Awkward!
In the middle of a guided meditation, our instructor asked us to think about a person in our lives whom we loved and appreciated. We were to think about all the things they do that we are grateful for, things about their personality that we admired, how they made us feel, how much they meant … Continue reading Just like you
Have you watched this Bob Newhart video titled “Stop it'? http://youtu.be/Ow0lr63y4Mw Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and … Continue reading Stop it!
We all want peace — peaceful relationships, a peaceful life. We want an end to wars, bigotry, racism, and terrorism. Yet many of us, in our homes, workplaces and communities are struggling to have peaceful relationships with those we know. How can we ever expect that there will be peace in our world, when we … Continue reading The anatomy of peace
I've just had a very odd facial by a therapist who wore rubbers gloves. I didn't come away feeling as relaxed as I would like. Mostly I spent the time thinking that I was a bit icky to touch. I understand why she felt like that. I have a cold sore on my top … Continue reading The rubber-glove facial
I read a great blog yesterday titled, Be Thankful (revisited) and there were some lovely descriptions in this that really resonated with me and reminded me how wonderful gratitude is. Please click on the link to see this post. Carol, the author, asks how often do we express our gratitude to God? “I’m talking about … Continue reading Gratitude
I love rituals. A few months ago I read Jen Hatmaker's fabulous book "7". If you haven't read it - it is a must read. I will do a review on that soon. In this book, Jen refers to a book that she read and recommends by Macrina Wiederkehr, called Seven Sacred Pauses. "Seven Sacred Pauses: … Continue reading Seven Sacred Pauses