Mercy not Arrogant Intolerance

What would it have been like to look into the deep, piercing eyes of Jesus while they looked right into my soul with insight but also with profound love? No need to pretend. Jesus would have loved me just as I am  because he embraced the broken, marginalized, sick ones who realized that they were hungry and empty and needed the love and healing power of God....more

I hate computers sometimes

I just wrote the best long blog post that covered updates for etc and wow moved my hand the wrong way and the entire piece is gone.  It was a 30 minute sit of great work - gone - guess it will come back maybe later or tomorrow.  In short, loving my life and will never give up my work space again sorry world - I will go crazy if I do not have my work spacemore later enjoy the weekendleave you with thiswhether you think you can, or you think you can't - you're right - henry fordkisssesMo

236 Things That Make Me Happy

For several years now I've maintained my own personal Happy List, first to acknowledge and affirm and then to remind myself of life's beauty, richness, and blessings. I hope that by sharing some of the items on my list I will inspire you to slow down for a few minutes and think about the things in your life that bring you joy and contentment... and perhaps even create and maintain a "Happy List" of your own! ...more

Summer where art thou?

This is rather topical because in South Africa we are in the middle of Winter. It is not a cold Winter by many people’s standards. We have blue cloudless skies, and on most days we can sit in the sun between 10am and 3pm in shirt sleeves. It is dry though. The grass is brown. Early morning frost burns tender leaves. Evenings are characterised by the haze of veld fires. ...more

The Artless Con-noisseur – A Skit by Vidur Sury

Let’s welcome Vidur Sury back here. He graciously agreed to guest post for me and I am pleased to say it is an enjoyable skit he wrote for a school program....more

I Enjoy Guaranteed Credit Of $86,400 Every Day

And really, so do you, if you believe time is money.Time is that bank which credits each one of us every single morning with 86,400 seconds.You didn’t see that coming? Not even once?Good.So, each day, we get those 86,400 seconds – ours to spend as we like.No carry overs to the next day.If you didn’t use it well, it is all lost....more

The Effect Some Good Old Music Can Have On Your Mood

I admit I am partial to the 60′s, 70′s and the 80′s as my favorite decades and my memories tend to be wrapped around the songs I constantly heard.Today, thanks to the internet, I no longer have to shuffle around my collection of 500+ audio cassettes to make a playlist (yes, I still have them). So I’ve got compilation tapes…and it is all good for when I play my bedside radio (yes, I still have one of those with a cassette player!)…still – the joy of digital music is something else! While my taste in music is eclectic, I am partial to the 80′s rock and pop....more

21 Easy Healthy Living Tips

If there is one word that immensely appeals to me especially in the area of developing healthy habits or healthy living tips, that word is “EASY”.  I do not want to jump hoops and climb mountains to improve my lifestyle – unless there is the view of a placid lake from the top from the vantage point in my log cabin and a big mug of hot strong coffee within easy reach....more

How to Be Awesomer: Stop Believing Everything You Think

My partner forwarded this TedTalk video to me today, Why Aren't We Awesomer featuring Michael Neill....more

Growing the Faith, FREE One Parish App

Shane O’Flaherty has launched his own company called, Growing the Faith.   They created an app for Catholics and have been all over the country working with priests to bring this free app to Catholics....more