Tag Archives: Giving

08 Mar

  In the story of One of Seventeen, the main character Caitlin had a short romantic weekend that led to her marriage to James. Although they consummated their love and commitment before their wedding ceremony the day in the small chapel in Maryland, the book implies that they were wedded first. Because one publisher required that no pregnancy precede the wedding, the original story was tweaked. But on page 39, 3rd paragraph, it unveils the secret and the truth, and this was not an error in wording, but a hint that Caitlin and James were intimate before their…..

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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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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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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

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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