During the holiday season we often hear the words, Peace on Earth. Right now with all of the uncertainty, violence, magnified fear and suspicion of people from different cultures and religions added to the fear of political changes that may or may not affect our future adversely; it may be difficult to be at peace, … More What Is a Peacemaker?
In 2010 the song “Give a Little Bit of Your Love To Me,” written by Roger Hodgson, was sung by his group Super Tramp. It has been used for Christmas advertisements; sung by the Googoo Dolls; sung in honor of Princess Diana, (since it was one of her favorite songs); and played in movies and … More Give a Little Bit of Your Love
Rumi, a famous Persian philosopher from the 13th century, once aptly penned: “The wound is where the light enters you.” … More An Introduction to Healing Wounds of the Past
Some of us grow up hating ourselves, criticizing ourselves for our mistakes, always trying to be perfect, never satisfied with ourselves. Then there are some who seem very confident and exhibit an air of satisfaction with themselves. Childhood Onward Our self view is a product of a multitude of factors. Beginning with our parents we learn that … More Don’t Be So Critical of Yourself
When I was about 11-12 years old, I thought perfection was something I was supposed to pursue. I read in the Bible, “Be ye perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” That is a high goal to set. (I know some readers may not be Christians,please just read on and you … More Who is Perfect?
I have always loved this ancient Hebrew/Arabic tale. This story is dear to me because it reminds me of my two sons. If you read the end of the post you will see why. Two Brothers Once many years ago, a very wealthy, widowed farmer, who knew he was dying, divided his fields between his two sons, Jonah … More This Is What Brothers Do
Many years ago, there was a holy man who traveled through the country side. It was rumored that this wise man had a large precious jewel that was more costly and beautiful than any ever fashioned or found. Whoever owned this jewel could have riches beyond their wildest dreams. The holy man kept this brilliant … More The Holy Man and The Precious Jewel