A Most Difficult Act to Perform – Forgiving

  It is one of the most difficult acts to perform. It is talked by many; practiced by few. And needed more than ever. To forgive someone who has violated us.  It’s been said that by not forgiving others, we are only hurting ourselves. William Shakespeare wrote:” Heat not a furnace for your foe so … Continue reading “A Most Difficult Act to Perform – Forgiving”

Relationship with God

(Author’s note: though many of the principles that I write about in the following essay may apply to other religions, I am speaking about the Christian faith. Information for this essay comes from the following source: the book “Jean Vanier & L’Arche – A Communion of Love” by Kathryn Spink)                                       * * * * … Continue reading “Relationship with God”

A Little Help from My “Friends”

There is no better friend than a friend who offers gentle wisdom in our time of need. Let’s face facts. Life is difficult. With its ups and downs. Its challenges. Its struggles. We yearn for wisdom to see the light. For hope. For courage to keep moving forward. There are no guarantees for success no … Continue reading “A Little Help from My “Friends””

Lessons from a Discussion Group

 (Information for this essay comes from the following sources: the website “Brainyquote.com”; the books “The Road Less Traveled” by Dr. M. Scott Peck; “Love” and “Personhood by Dr. Leo F. Buscaglia; “When All You Ever Wanted Wasn’t Enough by Rabbi Harold Kushner; “The Gift of Giving” by Michael Lynberg) * * * * * * … Continue reading “Lessons from a Discussion Group”

Wisdom from the Gravesites

(Information for this essay comes from the following sources: the websites corsit.com, wikiquote.org, how stuffworks.com, wikipedia.org, seeing-stars.com)                                               * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * One of the many things I like doing is visiting local cemeteries to pay homage to people who … Continue reading “Wisdom from the Gravesites”