Stillness Bank Account

 I am a hoarder of peace… I squander it… I try to save it up. When I know a busy week is ahead of me, I attempt to get a peaceful weekend. I thought that was what God meant when he advised me to “be still”. So, I was trying… really trying… to steal moments of stillness. As if stillness and peace were a bank account, I’d make deposits and then I would try to withdrawal from that bank as my busy week progressed....more

My dream

Please lend me your voiceWORLDWIDE PEACE DAY21ST SEPTEMBER 2013 TO COINCIDE WITH INTERNATIONAL PEACE DAY I have a dream, a peaceful day when people unite around the world to make new friends but most of all to raise awareness to the many different forms of abuse that are very sadly a part of our everyday lives....more

Was Jesus Beautiful?

One of Chris Bohjalian’s characters in Midwives dressed two-clicks above.  You can wear wrinkled slacks and smell like used cigarettes if you want, but I’m showing up in heels, my blond highlights blowing past you in the dust....more

Dr. Romance Happiness Tip: A Year of Peace

Dr. Romance writes:Happy New Year, everyone!  This is the time when a lot of energy is spent on making resolutions, most of which we don’t manage to keep. So, this year, especially given recent tragic events,  I propose a different kind of resolution. Will you join me in resolving to create a year of peace?...more

Prayer of Saint Francis

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love. Where there is injury, pardon. Where there is doubt, faith. Where there is despair, hope. Where there is darkness, light. Where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, ...more

What I Will - and Will Not - Teach My Children on Veterans Day

When flags fly and anthems ring out on Veterans Day, it’s easy to get swept up in patriotic sentimentality. In fact, warm fuzzies of national unity seem to have become the main takeaway from our celebrations of this holiday....more

Freedom and Luxury and Self-Discipline

Before we watched the debates Monday night, we got to have a discussion at dinner about Self-Control. We were talking about how if we are able to control ourselves, no one needs to jump in and control us for us. This came, of course, after some rough-housing between the boys, and my husband having to step in and keep them from doing real damage at one point....more

Anger - Part 2

Welcome back for the second part on Anger.  Do you see anger a little differently after reading my last blog?  Weather you do or don't, there are no doubt thoughts about how destructive anger can be. It can be destructive, crippling in fact, and probably why we justify our negative feelings toward it....more

Anger ~ Friend or Foe?

Good Morning! Here in upstate NY the day is BEAUTIFUL! Bright sunshine and the air is full of possibilities! It might seem like a strange time to be taking a look at anger but there is no time like the present! No really, there is nothing but the present moment, so lets dive in! =) ...more