You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Although we come into this world alone and leave alone, we do not live alone. I believe that angels are always surround us. They walk beside us each day. To me that is a very comforting thought. Angels are around us all the time, in the very air we breathe. They lead us to our destiny, they protect us from our enemies and they console us in troubled times. We are wrapped in their love and light, whether we realize it or not. Angels, coming from a multidimensional field are beings of light, neither male or female; rather they are both and more. As humans, we tend to think of them as “us” so we can more easily identify with them. But unlike us, they can appear in many forms, but they are ultimately formless. Angels stem from that point of creation that is eternal, pure light and love.  Angels can be our bridge, between what we see and feel physically, and what we can see and feel spiritually. And we need them! It’s comforting to know that each of us has a special angel dedicated to our personal protection, our guardian angel. I remember learning the prayer to my guardian angel as a child: “Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here. Ever this day be at my side to light, to guard, to rule and guide. Amen” Angels are as active in our daily lives as we invite them to be. Since we have a free will, angels wait for our requests to intervene helping with almost anything. But we must ask! Angels quietly go...
Life’s An Adventure Don’t Forget Your Attitude

Life’s An Adventure Don’t Forget Your Attitude

What attitude do you bring to each day? Do you drown your mind in judgment, finding faults with others and yourself? Or do you brighten your day with the attitude of “anticipating miracles”? You can wake up each day recounting the difficulty you have with parts of your body that no longer work, or you can get out of bed thankful for the ones that do. This invisible attitude, even before we rise, is very important as we unwrap the gift of each day.  Choose to be a Miracle Seeker! Miracle Seekers naturally add anticipation to their days. Their minds and their hearts have to be in the “ready position” for whatever may happen. Miracle Seekers adopt an attitude of positive intent: they want to see, expect to see, and intend to see everything working for the highest good during the day. Even small mundane tasks can be turned into positive activities with your attitude. Put some “positive spin”on it. Instead of thinking that “I have to go to the grocery store”, think “I GET to go to the grocery store.” When approaching simple tasks this way, it also calls to mind other blessings that you have:  the money to buy groceries, a wonderful family to feed and living in a country where food is readily available. With this habit of anticipation, Miracle Seekers strive to remain grateful as the day unfolds bringing pleasant and not so pleasant situations. No matter what happens though, they try to find the silver lining, knowing that everything works out for the best. Eventually. Our loving, heavenly Father would only send you the best. Nothing is...
Seven Wonders of the World

Seven Wonders of the World

While gathering the votes the teacher noted that one student had not finished her paper yet. So she asked the girl if she was having trouble with her list. The girl replied, “Yes, a little. I couldn’t quite make up my mind because there were so many.” The teacher said, “Well, tell us what you have and maybe we can help.” The girl hesitated, then read: “I think the ‘Seven Wonders of the World’ are: 1. To see. 2. To hear. 3. To touch. 4. To taste. 5. To feel. 6. To laugh. 7. And to love. The room was so quiet you could have heard a pin drop. The things we overlook as simple and ordinary that we take for granted are truly wondrous! It is so easy for us to slip into taking people, circumstances or even the next breath as a “given”. We assume that our health, jobs and lives will always be there for us. We get so bogged down, reliant on the status quo of our faculties, that we overlook even the simplest of gifts such as touch, taste and feel. The most precious things in life cannot be built by hand or bought by man. Just look at nature – the brightness of a rose, the symmetry of a daisy, the grandeur of the Grand Canyon, the grasp of a baby’s small hand, the loyalty of a pet or the harmony of a symphony. Maintain your sense of gratitude at each turn of your day recognizing the wonder in each event. Many times our expectations get in our way. We expect things to...
Two Saddest Words

Two Saddest Words

Wondering if there would be golf in heaven, two friends who were ardent golfers made an agreement that whoever died first would  bring back the news. Eventually one did pass on, and keeping his promise came back and reported, “ I have good news and bad news,” he said. “The good news is there are superb courses in heaven. The bad news is you’re next on the tee.” This old golf joke reminds us of our good news and bad news. The good news is that God is merciful and forgiving. The bad news:  the clock is ticking and our time is limited. We have limited time to become good husbands and wives to our spouses. We have limited time to become the good parents our children need. We have limited time to become the good friends that so many people need us to be for them. We have a limited time to grow into the people God always hoped we would be. Even limited time is lots of time, and eventually it is no time at all. Should that frighten us? Indeed it should because we may be destroying our marriages, our children, our friendships and our lives – without even noticing. Not intentionally, but simple day to day neglect, by not getting around to seeing our gifts, wanting to do something for someone and never getting around to it and intending to change and never doing it….time’s up! The two words, “Too Late”, is a bitter phrase that we all have to consider. We cannot change the past but we can take hold of the future and...
Milestones

Milestones

Birthdays, anniversaries, 16 years old, 21 years old and 65 years old – all act as milestones of important events as we journey down this road of life. Each of these special junctures is observed with joy and special celebrations.  But what about our spiritual journey? What are the milestones along that developmental road? How do we know that we are making progress in our spiritual lives? One sign of spiritual growth is a shift in our thinking. When something happens to us instead of asking, “Why is this happening to me,” we look at it from another point of view asking, “What am I suppose to learn here?” We move from a self-centered plan of life to one that God has designed for us. We put aside our wants to what God intends. We move from Darkness to Light– We can be wandering  aimlessly in the dark, unaware of our true purpose on this earth wondering how/why this hardship came to me. We must turn to the light of acceptance and awareness of God’s plan in our lives – no matter what that is. We move from victim to warrior– We grow from seeing ourselves as a suffering victim of circumstances, to a warrior ready to battle whatever dark force may be at work. We give the control button to God, accepting his Plan rather than our own. (Isn’t that what we pray in the Our Father  – “Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”) We loosen our grip on the circumstances of life and give way to the flow of life. We can believe and live...
Never Too Late

Never Too Late

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream.” C. S. Lewis Time is a precious commodity! And we are never too old! No excuses! No matter how old we are it is never too late to begin anew. God gives us time and abilities to invest wisely. There’s a lot about every one of us that is very right. There are parts of us that are so good and so true that we just “glow in the dark.” And we need to take delight in all that goodness that we and God have built together. But at the same time we need to look at the part of us that have gotten stuck and frozen, the parts of us that are like the old preacher repeating the same old words. We make the same old mistakes or stumble on the same rock on the road every time we pass. Whether we are young or old, the Lord is calling each of us to let go of the parts of us that don’t work, let go of the parts that are stuck in the mud, and let go of the parts of us that are lifeless and stuck in the quicksand of routine. Let go of it all and let God take over and show the way. It is the way to freedom and life. Remember: Never too late for a positive day. Never too late to learn. Never too late, no matter how far you are down the road, to turn around. Never too late to identify and problem and solve it! Never...