Being Brave

Years ago I went to Magic Mountain with my 4 daughters.I was going to sit out Magic Mountains huge Roller Coastal because it was too scary things are too scary for me to enjoy. The girls would not let me get away with that. They said, “Dad, all our lives you have been telling us … More Being Brave

Mistakes

Not long ago I was talking to a good friend. He asked me if there was one area of knowledge in which I was an expert what would it be. I immediately answered ” I am a world class expert in one area. I know the things that do not work. That is because every … More Mistakes

Bullying

I went to Kearny High School in San Diego. Things at home were tough for me because of my angry mom. At school I took Honors English from a kind, fun and loving woman. She was a breath of fresh air to me. I really enjoyed her class . A few times I helped her … More Bullying

Peace With God

Peace With God…..The point of Romans is that we have peace with God. We are welcome in the presence of God. What we need is not the faith to be saved from Hell. That is such a negative perspective. We have been totally accepted, totally loved and that love and acceptance has been totally been … More Peace With God

Beating Fear

Living fearlessly…..Christ once said that if we had faith mustard seed we could move mountains. When he said that he was on less on the size of our faith and more on the size of our God.In other words, he was saying that the tiniest faith in such an enormously powerful God would produce stunningly … More Beating Fear

God’s Will

The 11th step says that I am only to pray for God’s will. When I started Al-anon that felt restrictive. I could have said my whole life I have hesitated to consider that level of surrender as restrictive because I remember how uncomfortable I felt when an elder woman prayed that I would learn to … More God’s Will

Long Term Faith

I like the idea of faith being that which keeps me doing the right thing even in situations where It seems like I can not hope to live long enough to see results for which I hope. That kind of faith helps me do the right thing and depend on my Higher Power to accomplish … More Long Term Faith