KNOWING IF YOU'RE IN THE RIGHT CHURCH
All churches are made up of imperfect people, but if you feel your soul
being fed and you see that your life is changing, then you are probably in the
you need to be.
Why, when we know that freedom and energy stand just on the other side of letting go, are we so unwilling to take the steps to release what binds us?
LONELY ON VALENTINE'S DAY
There are years when Valentine’s Day has found me feeling like a member of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, rather than a beloved and special Valentine of a devoted admirer.
Even with all the aids available to assist us in dieting and exercise, we still find losing weight and getting fit incredibly difficult. Perhaps, we have misunderstood the problem. Perhaps, it's not about losing weight as much as it is becoming well. It's not so much about not eating, as it is eating with mindfulness.
LOVING THOSE WHO HAVE HURT US
It's always a challenge to love people who have been hurtful towards us in some way. But whether or not we have any further contact with the person who has caused us pain, we still have to deal with our soul.
LOWERING THE CURTAIN ON DRAMA
There’s more than enough drama around for all of us these days. It's increasingly easy to become enmeshed in the commotion and find ourselves spinning out of control.
PRAYER AND DOUBT
REVERSING HOLIDAY SADNESS
Every year we hear of new ways to deal with the depression so common during
the holiday season, and yet every year we find ourselves struggling
same feelings we’ve had before.
It's interesting to me that we need self-help books, gurus, and therapists to tell us how to be happy.
The fact is I just don't want "stuff." Stuff seems to bog me down in all areas of my life. When I walk into one of my rooms and see accumulations of things I have gathered , I lose my imagination.
TAKING A SPIRITUAL BREATHER
it may seem insignificant,
paying attention to the breath in our prayer and
meditation is a
spiritual practice of great magnitude. The breath is our gift from and connection to the Creator.
THE GRATITUDE GLASS
The hidden word inside gratitude is gratus—which simply means pleasing. A Gratitude Glass can remind us of what is pleasing.
THE RICE KRISPIE TREAT DIET
Why is it that some things are just so tasty that we can’t pass them up, even when we know we will probably regret over-indulging? It seems that the problem is centered around focus. Such exaggerated focus leaves us a captive of the food we are ingesting.
THE UNTAMED SOUL
Deep in the heart of us, there is a spirit that won't be tamed. Our soul will not endure the dark void of anonymity.
THE VALUE OF DOUBT
What do you do when you question whether God really exists? When you pray and wonder if anyone can hear? When you have trouble believing all the old religious formulas? When doubt creeps into your life and leaves you sarcastic and cynical about faith?
WHAT IF YOU'RE NOT THANKFUL
A simple suggestion for those times when gratefulness is hard to come by
WHEN A RELATIONSHIP IS ENDING
WHEN IT SEEMS YOUR PRAYERS ARE UNANSWERED