When People Talk About Others

When people talk about others, remember that they are just as capable of talking about you. Be careful. When you notice that people have slipped into the shadows, know that they have not collected their facts. Be careful. When groups fall off the ledge of your life, know that they have been spreading rumour and … Continue reading When People Talk About Others

Being Optimistic – A Quote

  "Part of being optimistic is keeping one's head pointed toward the sun, one's feet moving forward. There were many dark moments when my faith in humanity was sorely tested, but I would not and could not give myself up to despair. That way lays defeat and death." ~  Nelson Mandela   from his book … Continue reading Being Optimistic – A Quote

Life Is Not Fair

Life is not fair. When you are ostracised, judged, criticised, scorned, avoided, circumvented, ignored, mocked, derided, gossiped about, spurned, shunned, snubbed, rebuffed, or even politely side-stepped, despite being honourable, loyal, honest, non-judgemental, clean-living, empathetic, kind, generous, tireless in doing the right thing ... it hurts. It hurts more than it hurts those who do none … Continue reading Life Is Not Fair

Friday Thought ~ Break The Chains

      Friday Thought Gratitude, helping others, appreciating the abundance of the planet and doing what you can to tread lightly, sharing out of what you have, opening your mind to the possibilities of making a difference right where you are, trusting in divine providence, minding your own business, refusing to gossip, attending to … Continue reading Friday Thought ~ Break The Chains

Give Up Concern For Man’s Opinion

    Give up the concern for Man's opinion. Seek only to do what brings excellence and peace to your own divine relationship with your Creator and your Source of all ... and all else will follow calmly and simply and beautifully and well. Love will follow as you fully love, and all will take … Continue reading Give Up Concern For Man’s Opinion

Christians Are Called To Be Spiritual

Christians are called to be spiritual. We have God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit living in us. To ignore the entire 'body' of God, is to ignore who God is, and is to ignore what is required of us as believers in Him. Christians are called to follow God in … Continue reading Christians Are Called To Be Spiritual

The poem “IF”, by Rudyard Kipling

  IF If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, … Continue reading The poem “IF”, by Rudyard Kipling

IF … In The Strongest Terms

  IF ... In The Strongest Terms If a man is not prepared to recognise the massive contributions made by his spouse to their combined family, and is not prepared to walk to the ends of the earth to do what is necessary to support her, then that man is not worth his salt and … Continue reading IF … In The Strongest Terms

What would Jesus do?

In my quietest moments, and sometimes even in the midst of a current or a raging storm, I wonder to myself "What would Jesus do?" Over twenty years ago, I sat on a panel in London, speaking to an audience of other Christians who attended the Church I loved to be part of too, and I told … Continue reading What would Jesus do?

On Healing the Inner Child, by Thich Nhat Hanh

An excerpt from the book “Reconciliation: Healing the Inner Child” by Thich Nhat Hanh. FROM THE INTRODUCTION “In each of us, there is a young, suffering child. We have all had times of difficulty as children and many of us have experienced trauma. To protect and defend ourselves against future suffering, we often try to … Continue reading On Healing the Inner Child, by Thich Nhat Hanh