Living in the now, being present in the moment, guarantees us the protection of God. It is in the stretches of time when I anxiously anticipate the events of the future that I cheat myself out of the security God offers me right now not loving myself well.Continue reading “Week Twenty. Hopeful. Living in the Moment.”
Am I resistant to the events, the situations, the many people who come into my life that block the growth I am offered every day? While learning to love myself, I’m seeing it is good for me to pause, reflect, and see if I’m standing in my own way.Continue reading “Week Twenty. Hopeful. Growth.”
A soul of kindness.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – November 6, 2021”
Changing my thoughts from bad to the good.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – November 2, 2021”
Last Sunday, we looked at the role pride plays in keeping us from living the good life and how humility is the cure for this dis-ease. Today we look at the next two deadly sins, envy and anger and their cure, kindness, and forgiveness. Envy and anger have a symbiotic relationship, as they create conflict within us and with others. Where one is present, usually the other is there if we peel back the layers of our emotions.
Emotions can be tricky, but it is helpful to remind ourselves that they can be a good thing if we have awareness and use them as a tool to question what is really going on. When we are in conflict, we often get stuck in thoughts of how difficult a person or situation is making us feel. This is counterproductive because if we focus on the other person, we are not getting closer to resolving the issue. By looking at our part in the situation, we can create a shift and work through our reactions and emotions towards a positive outcome.Continue reading “Winning the Spiritual Battle of Envy and Anger with Kindness and Forgiveness”
Will you be kindness today?Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – August 25, 2021”
He who plants kindness gathers love.Continue reading “Gift of Goodness – August 23, 2021”