Walking a Long Path

It's late.  Or early, depending on which end of the day you are looking at it from.  Personally, I'm trying to wind down from a busy night at work, so I can sleep before my long couple of days coming up.  But, it's giving me time to think, and remember. Many years ago, when I … Continue reading Walking a Long Path

Passions Combined

One of my biggest obstacles over the last several years, regarding creativity has been the lack of passion to create.  I've wanted to, even felt driven to at times.  Even when I sit down to write, I often feel like I'm doing "by rote."  It's a job, and it's been devastating to not be able … Continue reading Passions Combined

What’s In A Marriage?

As often happens, today's post comes from lessons and experiences in my own life, and being a minister who performs weddings regularly, that means there's a lot of experience.  But today's lesson isn't just from performing weddings, it's also from my own personal life....and watching my successes and failures, learning from my mistakes.  But just … Continue reading What’s In A Marriage?

The Value of Friendship

Many of us will remember as children being told what to, and what not to talk about with others.  Many times, I remember being yelled at by my mother for talking about, what to me, seemed like a small incident or occurrence in the house.  What made it worse for me, is that somehow the … Continue reading The Value of Friendship

When We Want a Different Answer…

Often in life, we find ourselves repeating the same behaviors every time certain emotional issues come up.  These behaviors can be damaging, both to ourselves, and to those around us.  We know that these behaviors are not working, and yet, we keep doing the same things expecting a different response - a change somewhere else … Continue reading When We Want a Different Answer…

Feeling Alone

Sometimes when things get truly bad, it feels like we are totally and completely alone.  It is important to remember that even when we are alone in a space, we are never alone.  The Spirit is also with us constantly. It is also important to remember, that no matter what happens, nothing is ever as … Continue reading Feeling Alone

Healing Yourself Through Pain With Others

I remember when I was younger being told, if you don't like something about someone, look for it in yourself.  I also remember many "disagreements" with others where I was criticized, yelled at or otherwise told something was wrong with me, which also happened to be something I didn't like about the person I was … Continue reading Healing Yourself Through Pain With Others

When It Rains…

...and when life hands you lemons, combine them and make lemonade. As with everything I write, this blog too comes out of experience, and very often, recent experience(s).  When I write, I am usually walking myself through the release/healing process of releasing emotions.  By writing I am opening myself up to the Spirit, and allowing … Continue reading When It Rains…

A Memorial for an Angel

A couple of months ago, I wrote a memorial for a friends wife.  While he held her memorial this weekend, I am feeling the loss of another friend, and preparing to help her family say good-bye to her in a few days. The last time I saw Frances was two weeks ago, and I will … Continue reading A Memorial for an Angel

Emotional Manipulation of the Masses

We've all heard it before:  "She's just using him." or "He's just playing her", referring to one person manipulating another.  But how often do we stop and consider how much we are all manipulated on a minute by minute basis?  We can talk about, we can state that it happens, but how often do we … Continue reading Emotional Manipulation of the Masses