The Road To Recovery

The Road To Recovery (One Person’s Opinion) (Information for this essay comes from the books “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck, M.D. and “Anatomy of an Illness” by Norman Cousins) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * The road to recovery from any psychological wound is a long, painful journey. And …

What Do You Mean I’m Violent

What Do You Mean I’m Violent. I’ve Done Nothing * * * * * * * * * * “If a soul is left in darkness, sins will be committed. The guilty one is not he who commits the sin but he who causes the darkness.” – Victor Hugo * * * * * * * * * * We …

This Journey Called Life

(Material for this essay comes from the books “Love” and “Personhood” by Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D., “The Road Less Traveled” By M. Scott Peck M.D. “How Good Do We Have To Be?” by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner) * * * * * * * * * * * * * * Welcome to this journey called life. On this journey, …

Why Do We Have Trouble Accepting Ourselves?

(Information for this essay comes from articles written by Dr. Clifford Elliot, former United Church minister and Canadian religion author Tom Harpur, both published in the Toronto Star (dates unknown for both) and from the “Ann Landers Encyclopedia”) * * * * Perfectionism does not exist; to understand it is the triumph of human intelligence; to expect to possess it …

We Must Love People Back to Health

(Material for this essay comes from the following sources: the book “Life 101” by John-Roger and Peter McWilliams, “All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten” by Robert Fulghum, Life Magazine, Fall 1990, the book “Would You Believe?” by Canadian religion author Tom Harpur and the poem “The Dilemma”, authorunknown) * * * * * * * * …

Just Maybe…

We live in a society where more people are dying of loneliness. They are hurting, crying out for meaning. They are told to turn to religion/find God/develop a relationship with a Deity. But such a relationship has no meaning to them. It is saturated with rituals that make no sense. It is a culture totally foreign to them. To ease …

Hope Is An Anchor

Hope Is An Anchor (Hebrews 6:9-20; 7:22-23) [We] have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us… as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast.(Hebrews 6:18-19, KJV) There are many Bible verses that teach us that if we just “hang in there,” everything will work out. Like a rabbit …

Why is God So Hard to Find?

I think I speak for many when we say we struggle with our faith. To say we have moments of doubts is an understatement. Our lives are plagued with heartaches, sufferings, and frustrations. We know no joy, no love. Let me list a few of the things that seem troubling. (1) If God is the author of joy, then why …

This Journey Called Life

(Material for this essay comes from the books “Love” and “Personhood” by Leo F. Buscaglia, Ph.D., “The Road Less Traveled” By M. Scott Peck M.D. “How Good Do We Have To Be?” by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner) Welcome to this journey called life. On this journey, we meet individuals from all walks of life who have found the secret to …