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Gratitude Prayer #4

This morning’s coffee with petunias picked by my husband.

It’s so much better for us—for our brains and bodies—and so much better for others in this world when we turn our thoughts toward gratitude as opposed to letting ourselves remain angry, disappointed, afraid or ungrateful. [Read more →]

July 22, 2013   1 Comment

Gratitude Prayer #3

Our grandchild, Ann, born July 16, 2013. This is day two.

Dear God,

Thank You for the refreshing feel of today; [Read more →]

July 21, 2013   No Comments

How To Shift Perspective & Improve Your Life

I often receive requests for advice on how to put spiritual principles to work to achieve practical results. Here is a recent request:

“I do not have an income, I have a lot of debts and struggling to pay them off. Please advise me how I can improve my situation.” [Read more →]

July 11, 2013   No Comments

Gratitude Prayer #2

Gratitude Prayer #2

Dear God,

Thank You for this delicious toast,
A slice of the last loaf on the shelf,
And how I get to savor this unique creation
Of an earnest baker’s hands
Rejoicing that it was made for me. [

June 30, 2013   No Comments

Gratitude Prayer #1

Gratitude Prayer #1 Partly Inspired By Farmer’s Market Visit

My plan is to reinvent this blog as a place to post my daily prayers of gratitude. (For more on this, read my P.S. at the bottom of this first prayer. )

Gratitude Prayer One

Dear Beloved Creator, [

June 29, 2013   No Comments

The Light That Shines

Produced by award-winning photographer Sue Bryce, this visually (and spiritually) beautiful film about thirty-two year-old Jill Bzrezenski-Conley is, in Sue’s words, “…not a story about cancer. This is a story about love…”

You’ll love this story about honoring yourself just as you are, and how the love within you can inspire others.

Here’s what Jill had to say about her experience [Read more →]

June 25, 2013   No Comments

Why Believe In Your Dreams?

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

Eleanor Roosevelt was right. Yet, do you believe in the beauty of your dreams?

What has stopped you – along with most people – from believing your dreams are beautiful? [Read more →]

June 22, 2013   No Comments

Inspiring Louise Hay Interview Starts 2013 Hay House World Summit

I hope you already know about it and are listening, as I am, to Hay House’s incredible and transformative inspirational speaker summit. Today is day 1, and first up was the incomparable Louise Hay, the inspirational queen of how to improve your life.

100 motivational, cutting-edge speakers are being featured over the next ten days. Each one will give you tips for improving your life. So be inspired through the first world summit hosted by Hay House Publishing. (First listens, up to 24 hours are free, then you have to buy the mp3s to hear what you missed; so don’t delay – get over there and listen now.)

I have used Louise Hay’s little blue book, Heal Your Body, since it was first published. [Read more →]

June 1, 2013   No Comments

Prayer for Botanical Biodiversity Triumph and 88 Farmers Standing up to Monsanto

It is amazing to me that people get so worked up over keeping ownership of guns, yet they are completely oblivious to the fact that their right to grow their own food is steadily being taken from them by Monsanto, one lawsuit at a time. Use the prayer at the bottom of this post to help reverse this trend. [Read more →]

January 14, 2013   No Comments

Restorative Justice A Call To Christians

Even as the gun battles rage, the seeds of a new and more spiritual way of living are being planted everywhere.

It’s clear that this inevitable process is accelerating when you read this restorative justice story about Andy and Kate Grosmaire, who always tried to model their lives after Jesus and St. Augustine. After their daughter Ann was shot by her boyfriend (who used his father’s gun) and she lay unconscious in the hospital, they were not thinking about vengeance.

Instead, they turned to prayer. Ann’s father, Andy, sat at Ann’s bedside – where she lay mortally wounded – and sent silent messages of healing to her. Then, out of the blue, he received a message back that seemed to be Ann’s voice sounding in his head. It asked him to forgive her murderer.

“I realized it was not just Ann asking me to forgive Conor, it was Jesus Christ,” Andy Grosmaire said, “And I hadn’t said no to him before, and I wasn’t going to start then. It was just a wave of joy, and I told Ann: ‘I will. I will.’ ” [Read more →]

January 12, 2013   No Comments