” We have to imagine being in their heart and walking in their shoes to hear what they are saying.”
01 Mar

With 23 years between my two children, I entered a different world in 1995 when my second child was born, of the demands and responsibilities put upon children from their own parents. Back in 1971, the over-achiever parenting style was unknown by me.  However, as a new old-schooled mom, I was unfamiliar and terribly confused with the aggressive parenting style that I continued to offer my second child similar choices as my first, which initially came from my mother’s devout…..

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Seeing Through God’s Eyes
01 Mar

Seeing Through God’s Eyes    No matter how faithful we may be, we cannot always see the full picture or understand why things are happening as they are. We may feel frustrated that our dreams and visions  have been postponed by the immediate needs around us, but once we are able to  expand our spiritual awareness, we become better able to see what has been there all along: God’s vision for us and those around us.   As we stretch…..

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12 Nov

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15 Oct

Imagine a mother with seventeen children, being aware of one missing child alone in her bedroom for too many hours. She then goes on to make all the necessary arrangements to let this child know that there’s a world outside waiting for her, and needs her. This is just one of the things my mother did for my youngest sister, Shirley, who was fourteen-years-old at the time.  I was married, and with a four-year-old daughter when I received a phone…..

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14 Oct

Our Best Role Models I read that the first “Mystery Plays” performed in the early Church, along with the scenes depicted in stained-glass windows, were created for people who could not read or write. The earliest of these plays took place in churches rather than in theaters, with the priests and monks acting out Bible stories. They were performed to allow people to reflect on and be lifted up to a truer understanding of God and how to live. This is similar…..

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02 Oct

Fairly New Theory Has a Name Shortly after becoming a member on Red Room, I began posting my personal experiences of finding a genre that was related to my book Imprinted Wisdom that I was working on at that time. I realized now that I kept questioning myself, since I honestly didn’t fit into any one genre, religion, or organization until I found the Society of Emotional Intelligence. It dawned on me that emotional intelligence is the genre of all our stories. I have…..

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29 Sep

I have found that through prayer, meditation, repentance, purification, forgiveness, and being nonjudgmental, our minds become peaceful and calm. These practices help us to muffle the noise of the outside world that can distract us from God’s presence, which lives in all of us. Not being distracted helps us to focus on that which serves our highest purpose, which God intends for us. When we follow God’s guidance, our actions bring joy, not only to ourselves, but to the rest…..

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28 Sep

Recognition of Each Other  Anyone who knows the word of God and has heard that voice inside them has been changed. Most people do not see or hear this change that has taken root after much weeding and planting, but those who do have also been similarly changed by God. And all of these changed individuals recognize this difference in one another, as it cannot be hidden or contained, for it is constantly expanding. It is forever moving us to a greater…..

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28 Sep

The Gardens in Our Hearts A neglected human being who is starved for compassion and love will wither and die,just as a garden will when it isn’t watered or tended. If we nourish and feed each other’s hearts, we will be rewarded with great beauty, just like in a garden, and it will be reflected back to us in our lives. All things grow with thought, and if we use our minds to see God’s beauty in everything, we move closer…..

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28 Sep

A peace that surpasses all understanding . . . Philippians 4:6-8   Considering what I’d been through, I would rather die than go back to the way I’d lived before; it had been sheer hell for me. But perhaps I’d had to experience hell to know peace. There had been no place where I could run to, nor any doctor who could have stopped my pain. That’s because no doctor can heal the wounds that live in our thoughts. My emotional pain…..

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