In the beginning, my search for God was more like an intellectual exercise that eventually leads to an emotional response. I can not believe without understanding. I hear a lot of people talking about loving God. What does that mean? How do I love something I can't define? Well, I need to define a term, … Continue reading How I define God, and what that means to me
Well, I’m back. I’ve been thinking that I have written about and exhausted all the healing that has taken place in the past, to overcome the effects of child abuse, which made me who I am today. It’s time to start writing about my maintenance program. How do I stay happy, peaceful and loving? I … Continue reading My Daily Spiritual Studies
God did not create us to be solitary beings. Joy and happiness are to be shared. Everyone needs that one person they can be comfortable with, to pour out their heart and soul to, and not be judged or criticized. That’s why couples get married; they have found that special person. We all need a … Continue reading Companionship is God Sanctioned.
Once I graduated from high school and got away from my abusive father, my life didn’t get a lot better. I was not being battered anymore, and that was a plus, but I had a disturbed personality, created by my past, and was making bad choices and nothing was going right in my life. The … Continue reading From Frustration to Gentle Patience
I have been doing a lot of thinking about Hope lately. I always saw Hope as a wish, but I have discovered that it is much more than that. For many years I didn’t have much hope that anything in my life would change. I wished it would but didn’t have any confidence that it … Continue reading Hope and Expectation changed my life.
As I lay in my bed early this morning listening to the bird's chirp, I was thinking about who I am. I realized that the more I think about myself as God’s image and likeness, the refection of his being, the better my life becomes. I am stronger, happier, and more alive than I have … Continue reading “God is my strength and power: and he maketh my way perfect”
When we are children it is so important that we have good role models, so we grow up with a healthy attitude about life and our perception of the world around us is clear and true. When we are abused we grow up with all sorts of incorrect beliefs about life and how to deal … Continue reading Seeing through God’s eyes transformed my life
Just recently I read a blog that just broke my heart. This young woman was so full of anger, hate, and frustration that her life is just agony. I wanted to reach out and take her in my arms and tell her everything is going to be OK. But, peace only comes from letting go … Continue reading How I Learned to Let Go and Let God!
An eighty-five-year-old friend told me the other day that her life just had no purpose anymore. I immediately saw that she did have a purpose. Yes, she is older and can’t get around and do things like she used to, but that doesn’t mean she is useless. She has children and grandchildren that depend on … Continue reading Life’s Purpose
The short answer is, absolutely not. This is a question asked by one of my readers. “Why did the omnipotent God, of which you speak, allow you to suffer abuse when you were a child?” This is a question that I’m sure many of you have thought about. I know I did many years ago. … Continue reading Did an omnipotent God allow child abuse?