“Remember, the two-legged and the four-legged are made by the same creator. We are relatives.” -Cloud Dancing (from Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman) “No creature is undeserving of love. God reminds us of that.” –Today’s Gift from Hazelden It had been a long week. For various reasons, I was feeling especially lonely and disconnected. That’s kind … More Cat and Mouse
Today, I felt compelled to post this poem by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) because I always come back to it when I am struggling with understanding life as a whole. I’ve put the parts that really speak to me in bold. Enjoy! Visit Desiderata (Latin: desired things) for more info on the poem itself. Go placidly amid … More Desiderata
Now that I am learning to love myself, I do not need to please everyone. -Rokelle Lerner (From Affirmations for Adult Children of Alcoholics) Sometimes I feel that my heart is so filled with love that it’s going to burst. I have so much love to give. And just so you know, I’m not just … More My Heart is Bursting With Love
Greetings fellow bloggers, writing fans, and readers! (That made me feel important) 🙂 It’s the 7th day of August, and I haven’t even checked in with a topic for this month. That’s because I don’t have one! I have a couple of ideas, but I have been super busy in these first few days of … More Stuck in the Middle…In-Between
“Acceptance is not about liking a situation. It is about acknowledging all that has been lost and learning to live with that loss.” -Elizabeth Kubler-Ross & David Kessler from On Grief and Grieving The final “aspect” of grief is Acceptance. And this makes me wonder if life isn’t just one big ‘ole ball of grief … More Accept that LOVE is Enough – Acceptance (Grief Stage 5)
Happy Mother’s day to my mom, all mom’s, aunts, grandmas, animal moms, and all women who use creativity to give birth to new ideas… Today God, I pray for all mom’s and mother figures everywhere. I give thanks for my mom and all she has done and continues to do for me. I also pray … More Prayer For Mother’s Day
Today’s post is dedicated to you, if you believe in a Higher Power, no matter what faith you belong to. Have you ever felt that you were abandoned by God? If I am honest, the answer to that question for me is a resounding yes. There is a certain amount of shame that is associated … More Crisis of Faith: Spiritual Abandonment
I think that because of the uncertainty in my past, I often feel like if things are not good now, if I’m not achieving my dreams now, then something else will happen that will derail it. Or I have even thought, what if I die and never know what love is really like, what being … More Who am I to say I’m not Loved??
In my prayer time, I asked God, why does it feel like my life is moving backwards? The answer I received was this: “Until you have complete Trust and Faith in Me, it will appear that everything is moving backward, when the reality is that you are moving forward in My Perfect Will.” That made … More Backward or Forward (Conversation with God)
Father God, please comfort me in my nights of loneliness. Please help me understand that this time is an opportunity to strengthen my love for You and deepen my connection with You.