During the present times there is anger, pain, frustration, uncertainty, violence, hate, rage, and suspicion of people from different cultures, political parties, and religions. It is difficult to be at peace, find peace, or even make peace. And there are so many more problems in our world, which may amplify all of those emotions. The … More What Is a Peacemaker?
Today I felt led to write this post about little things. Since I have had back problems for for several years now, I know there are some things I can not do without having pain sooner or later. A little back ache after being on my feet for hours without rest tells me that I … More Little Things
The meaning of the above title came to life for me a few years ago while attending a wedding reception. A DJ played music as twenty or more mostly young adults were dancing and having fun. I was hesitant to get out on the dance floor with the dancers who looked like they were half … More Dance Like Nobody’s Watching
Recently a dear friend became deathly ill. Finally and thankfully she has improved greatly! But when I heard of her dreadful situation I started praying repeatedly for God to help her, heal her or do what was best for her or for the “greater good,” (one way of expressing acceptance of the inevitable.) The first … More Why Pray Repeatedly?
Although this is not a Sequoia it is a one hundred and nine year old tree at Williamsburg, VA. It’s huge outstretched arms seemed to make it appropriate for the picture. I wrote this poem several years ago and decided to share it. I just made some changes in this poem to help the flow of … More A Modern Psalm
In 1977 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
For several weeks I’ve had trouble writing a new blog post. I believe the extraordinary, unique stresses, fears, anxieties, irregularities, isolation and other factors from the Covid 19 virus have made it difficult for me to focus and write. Unsuccessfully I tried three times to write one blog post with words that could bring some … More Make Your World Better
My interest in the gifts of being an empath and having empathy began a long time ago. Having empathy or being empathetic means you can understand how someone must feel; another definition to imagine, understand or feel like they do. Being an empath may include the above compassionate abilities but is more a matter of … More Empathy, Empathetic, Empath
There are three kinds of reflections in the world: 1) the reflection of ourselves as we look in a mirror, similar to reflections seen in a clear calm lake or pond; 2) the reflection of ourselves as we notice how others respond to us, or are affected by us; 3) the reflection we do with … More How Do You Reflect?
You may or may not have noticed that I haven’t written anything new the last week. There is a reason for that. My heart and mind have been full of sadness for those who have suffered so much from so many different causes. So it was difficult to focus on and choose a topic and … More Where Is The Love?