Friday, December 23, 2011

Create Peaceful Holidays

Jesus said, "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

~ John 14:27

Friday, December 16, 2011

New eBook Announcement!

The Tranquil Hearts Program for Achieving Peace is now for sale through my website. This book explains a brief overview of how life works and teaches skills on how to become truly happy. I wish I could have read this book 30 years ago. I guarantee it will change your life!

Have A Peaceful Holiday

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

~ Philippians 4:6-7

Friday, December 9, 2011

Soul Surfer - A Must See Film!

The movie, Soul Surfer, is the inspirational true story of Bethany Hamilton based on her book by the same name. When Bethany was 13 years old, she lost her arm in a shark attack when she was surfing with friends. It was a miracle she survived.

At 13, Bethany had a promising career as a professional surfer and was a deeply spiritual Christian that prayed for God to use her. The sudden tragic accident did not change her goals. She went on with her surfing career to become a champion and gained world-wide appeal because she only had one arm.

Bethany believes that her mission is to inspire others and spread God's Word. She turned her loss into a plus through faith and courage.

Friday, December 2, 2011

Holiday Thanks

This last Thanksgiving I decided to visit my relatives, but instead of sending them love to change them, I decided to just let everyone be themselves. At the holidays last year, I discovered that it would take me about two hours of mentally sending love to change my crabby relatives into pleasant company.

This year I wanted to practice acceptance, which would allow me to experience them as they really are with clarity and understanding. At the first house, I had a delicious meal, learned about football and received a lecture on my selfishness. At my next family stop, I enjoyed good company and conversation but had to leave early to deliver medicine to my daughter, since she was home sick.

On the way there, my car caught on fire, so I pulled off the road, ran from it and dialed 911. Some wonderful strangers stopped to help and would not leave until after the fire truck left and the tow truck arrived. The firemen were happy to be there and help! They even joked about needing some exercise after their big Thanksgiving Day meal and would not leave until the tow truck arrived.

After meeting all of these great people in my time of crisis, I felt like a part of a community of love and support. This had been a wonderful ending to a day set aside for thanks, and I certainly felt grateful to God for my variety of life experiences.