Dear Daddy George, While contemplating what you’ve taught me in this lifetime, I sat down to write, and the word “misunderstood” was prominent in my thinking. For the past few months, it became apparent to Jackie and me that you needed our attention. We learned to listen to you as never before. In the silence, […]
The Coming of Christ When we needed the outer form of a savior You were there for us. When our conscious mind matures we turn within rather than without to find You there, not separate or apart but one in the same with ourselves. We are moving toward Christ consciousness. Am I My Brother And […]
You might be too young to remember the song “Me and my Shadow.” It was written in the 1920’s and became famous again in the early 60’s as a duet by Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. With catchy, rhythmical lyrics, it portrays the shadow as our faithful and constant companion. On a deeper, psychological […]
I’ve heard it said that we select our parents and so it was with Sonya. As a frightened little blonde pup among many prospective pets, she made her mark on her caretakers by wetting the blouse of the young woman who held her. After a few moments of tears Jackie convinced Steve to take Sonya […]
His mother and two older brothers entered from the side entrance taking their seats for the funeral service. My daughter, Jackie, and I did a double take as the middle brother filed in. The resemblance between him and the deceased – my Dad, Maurice – was uncanny. Many of the floral arrangements close to the […]
As we evolve spiritually and mentally our society is prone to swing like a pendulum from the far left to the far right before reaching harmony or a balance we can live with. For, who knows how many centuries we had existed in this patriarchal society denying women the equal rights of suffrage, priesthood and […]
I love the four seasons and look forward to the changes which show up periodically as each one evolves into the other. Some might complain about this long winter we’re having. For me, it is the inland hot summers that I enjoy the least. Sounds rather strange coming from a native Floridian, yet I’ve grown […]
More years of experience and growth have brought about a change in my perception. Viewing life “in the gray” and behind the scenes has replaced a dogmatic outlook, a black and white type of thinking. For myself there are more exceptions to the rules and every situation and person is unique. Simultaneously the concept of […]
When discussing weight loss with my beautiful daughter, she says that I’ve been talking about the same 20 something pounds for the last twenty years. Actually, it’s just been fifteen years. Being preoccupied with my weight and body image has penetrated my mind for as long as I can remember. I’ve read bits and pieces […]
Not all holidays, or all holiday memories, are warm and wonderful. Remember: “This is only temporary.” Maureen Ramsey Hughes offers a prescription for beating the holiday, or post-holiday, blues.
Rejoice! We have already been given the greatest gift that we can pass on to one another. Our gift is available to all and cannot be purchased. It is the gift of grace and the knowledge of who we truly are. What we see and hear are merely signs and symbols of a greater truth. […]
Life, well-lived and difficult: one day at a time is the key.