One of the coolest rituals I developed back in 2015 was a year in review - writing down and taking account of all the events of the year, looking back over them and the things that I learned. I was ecstatic to get the opportunity to do that again for 2016 when we had the … Continue reading The Value of Taking an Inventory
I've been on a positivity kick for sometime now, and don't plan on turning my back on it. In the process, I've been playing around with the concept that life is, has been, and will be perfect in the future. This can be a rather tough concept when we have what seem to be negative … Continue reading Life is Perfect?
I think life has a way of revealing key turning points to us, and signals, or guidance, if you will, of what to do along the way. Kind of like when you realize you've had the pattern of waking in the middle of the night at 0330 for so long but not utilized the energy … Continue reading Life is Perfect
I'm so over believing the lies of my accuser. The accusations of my accuser. I'm choosing life! I'm choosing joy! The joy of the Lord is most certainly our strength. For far too long, I've bent under the pressure of the enemy, listening to his bullshit. I'm done! Jesus didn't die so we could live … Continue reading Busting Out of the Cell
Free will. The will is a funny thing. It is a gift yet can seem to be a curse. It is to be submitted before God as our Lord, King, Father, friend. That's the best scenario, anyway. Yet, daily, this is a choice, a decision we have. To choose. Oh, the gift of choice. What … Continue reading The Will
a collaborative conversation Dear one, you are still a child. Don't look at this in terms of a maturity level judged by the world around you. This has nothing to do with your image but your relationship to Me. You are My child, ever-learning, ever-experimenting. You are a scientist, testing new hypotheses daily. Do not … Continue reading The Simple Heart
Broken. It's easy to love broken people when we realize that we, too, are broken. When there's chaos, we must extend consideration. Compassion. When we realize how broken we are, don't mind broken places so much. We feel for them. Compassion. Empathy. Desire to help as there were those that helped us. But, how do … Continue reading Broken, Yet Made Whole
An excerpt from a lovely little book, Napkin Notes, by Garth Callaghan: "There were twin boys. They were young - probably around six. Although the boys were twins, their personalities were incredibly different. One was extremely happy and the other was extremely anxious. The parents took the boys to see a counselor. The counselor devised an exam. … Continue reading Fear, or Opportunity?
The Happy Dialogue Dream: prison. Solo cell at first .. or is it? Solid concrete blocks painted white, dirty from years of existence - wait, are they solid? The walls are melting down. Is this a person talking to me, or is it an angel? I thought I was alone in here. Concrete walls that then … Continue reading Prison?