You do not need to know precisely what is happening, or exactly where it is all going. What you need is to recognize the possibilities and challenges offered by the present moment, and to embrace them with courage, faith, and hope. Thomas Merton
Have you had enough yet? It's not necessarily what is happening to you or around you that is bothering you. It is your interpretation of what is happening that leads you to believe you are undeserving and have to pay your dues - more dues - in this seemingly never-ending cycle of proving your self … Continue reading ENOUGH
Peace is not only still possible, it is our only hope. There are many spiritual warriors among us from all directions and from all places. They are well known and they are hidden. They are women and they are men. They come from all religions and no religion. What they have is a vision of … Continue reading I STILL HAVE A DREAM
I was feeling a little rough one morning but ventured out to do errands anyway. I was coming into a store I often go to, when the shop keeper said, "You always brighten my day." Seriously? Wow. I was feeling terrible but somehow, this angel saw ME brightening us his day! I took a deep … Continue reading with you always
5 Easy Peaces: 5 steps to peace by Nellie Lauth, MSW $10.00 Available now at Amazon, this is a simple guide to practicing peace in busy times. This is my first response to the violence in our world. May you have peace now and always.
Since February 14th, I have been devastated, I have to admit. It was Ash Wednesday and Valentine's Day when one of the greatest atrocities was committed at a school in Parkland, Florida. It has taken me all this time to sit with this and prayerfully ask, "What is my response? What am I called to … Continue reading In the Name of Love
May your heart open and may you be happy. May your mind open and may you be tolerant. May you find reasons to love yourself and all those around you. Always. In love.
A 12 year old girl brought a loaded gun to a school that went off accidentally and hits other children. 12 years old. We won't count all the school shootings now. We won't allow ourselves to dissolve into a shouting match of blame and anger. Let's just be with this for a moment. Let's … Continue reading The posture of peace
Don't give up on yourself or your dreams. Don't compare yourself to anyone else or to what you perceive she/he has that you do not. Don't do this anymore. Instead, look and see where the light comes through those old wounds built upon false ideas of your brokenness. You are not broken. You are not … Continue reading Breakthrough