Tag Archives: prayer

30 Apr

Oprah Winfrey announced on her TV show that Marianne Williamson was lecturing on a Spiritual Journey through Oprah’s XM radio. Marianne invited anyone who had had a transformation from pain to peace in their lives to send their essay through Oprah.com. I went on the Oprah website and submitted my letter. This was my first letter I wrote directly from my heart. To my surprise and delight, my letter was selected from among the thousands and then beautifully read on…..

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10 Oct

Have you taken notice to the pleasure and the strain in writing words? To me, the pleasure to connect in the deepest part of your soul with another seems like the closest thing to God. And it’s so important to be clear when choosing words so that others can understand what we feel. Writing a book and blogging have become within reach of most everyone these days. But as an author, I confess that I hesitate to publish even a…..

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29 Jun

“Pray. Period! Don’t expect anything. Or better, expect nothing. Prayer cleanses us of expectations and allows holy will, providence, and life itself an entry. What could be more worth the effort — or the non-effort?” – Thomas Moore I find this quote by far the most powerful saving Grace of the infallible devotion of all traditional prayers. Have you given thought about what your saving prayers are? I am reminded of this even more these days. My wise 90-year-old aunt…..

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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

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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