In Regard to Beginning My Ministry
_Knowing the effort and energy this would require, I did ask God if I could just let it go. When I added "not my will but Thine", the answer was clear. That's why I'm finalizing the choice of a name. It's the next step. I'll take it one step at a time, and if it's truly God's will, the way will open as I move forward. 12-13-11
Sharing The Joys of the Season
What a wonderful time of year! There's a holiday, or two, or three, for everyone! As they unfold we can enjoy Hanukkah, the Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, and the Feast of the Three Kings. I truly feel a sense of abundance filling my heart at the thought of the times we'll share in the coming weeks. What a spiritual buffet to fill us up, to raise our awareness of our connections with one another and with our God! How blessed we are to be here now! 12-11-11
Survive and Thrive this Season
_What a busy, event-filled time this is! How do we manage so many requests for our time, attention, and energy? First, assess what is by choice and what is of necessity. Consider eliminating some of the optional choices. When you've pared down the list, experiment with this solution: in the midst of everything, pause and turn your mind to God. Thank God for the moment and the help that is already given. We need only pause, connect, and acknowledge it. Then, we can move forward in peace. What was before us remains the same, but now we are different. You may wonder if I need to do this myself. Oh, my, YES! Today alone, I turned my schedule over to God at least three times that were serious enough for me to notice. My frustration: I've been working and doing everyday, and I have the same list I started with last week. My little talks with God keep me in a state of love and peace. Thank you, God, for the challenge. Thank you, God, for the solace. Thank you, God. 12-1-11
The Value of Giving Thanks
_ It's just a short week till Thanksgiving, a state of mind and heart that we can cultivate and maintain all year. If we choose to make it so, gratitude can be a habitual thought pattern that effects our perceptions of all we encounter--- people, places, things, and situations. One of my most valued spiritual tools is to give thanks when presented with a challenging situation. At first, it may not fit how I feel, but because "Thoughts are Things" and "Mind is the Builder", by expressing gratitude for the challenge, I have already begun to co-create its resolution. 11-17-11
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