Being Thankful

I have an extremely close friend that is out of work despite her wonderful mind and work ethic. She is calling the day after tomorrow, which is Thanksgiving Day this year, Gratitude Day. To her, the term “Thanksgiving Day” has been so often used commercially and culturally with no direct reference to actually being thankful … More Being Thankful

Mustard Seed Faith

There is a piece ancient spiritual wisdom that is widely known. It says “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed you can move mountains”. I have recently realized that that saying puts the emphasis less on the size of my faith and more on the size of my Higher Power [hereafter HP]. … More Mustard Seed Faith

Uneasy Growth

I have often written about the trauma I suffered about ten days after I was born. I had a very serious bout with Whooping Cough. An adult had to be with me 24 hours a day for about 2 weeks. The medical wisdom of the times was if they picked me up it would make it … More Uneasy Growth

Great lunches

I have had some marvelous experiences when a friend calls me up and asks me to lunch. -One of the best was when I had about a year in the program. After a meeting Anita, a happily safely married woman asked me if I wanted to have lunch with her  At lunch, we laughed and … More Great lunches

Hell

I just watched a documentery on Hiroshima. The suffering was unimaginable. Kids decaying alive from radiation poisoning, people instantly vaporized and on and on. I also watched a doc on the Chinese city where an earth quake killed 90,000 people. In the doctrine in which I  grew up Hell was described as a place where … More Hell