Cleaning Out the Closets of Our Minds

In her book, You Can Heal Your Life, Louise Hay states that the most common false belief is that we are not good enough. She asks the readers to relax and think about the negative  messages we got from our parents. Make a list to identify them. She goes on to broaden the list to include…

Living the Life You Love

What inspires you? What motivates you to make changes in your life? Do you know what you would love in your life? This is the key! I believe that most of us want to lead happy, healthy, wealthy lives, but we may be living lives of “quiet desperation.” If that is you, you can change…

Reflections

What a year 2017 has been! It has been a year of endings for some of us, beginnings for others. I am reminded of a song, “Everything Must Change.”  If things don’t change there would be stagnation and death. Intellectually, this is not a difficult idea to grasp, but emotionally it is hard for most of…

Grown Up Christmas Wish

What would you like to receive for Christmas? What are you giving? They have to match! Several years ago, David Foster wrote the  song “My Grown Up Christmas List.”  It is filled with ideas of things I want for myself and all beings everywhere. A few of the lyrics are: “No more lives torn apart …

What to Do When You Are Misunderstood

Last Sunday my Sunday topic was “Living a Life of Character.” The book suggested for the month is If You Know Who You Are, You Will Know What To Do, Living With Integrity.  The chapter on “A Life of Character” is about differentiating between the integrity of being true to yourself and living a life…

GRATEFUL I AM!

My first Sunday back after my sabbatical was December 3,2017. My last day here was August 31st, summer was ablaze! Now the night’s are cold and very long. Winter is definitely approaching.I was so grateful to be back home. I was welcomed with loving arms and I am very grateful. The Sunday flowers were given…

The Mean Banyan Knocked Me on My Butt

The Banyan Tree in Lahaina While I was on sabbatical, I had an encounter with this Banyan tree.  The tree covers more than half an acre, takes up most of a city block, started as an eight foot sapling in 1873 to commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of  the first Protestant mission in Maui.  It has flourished.…