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Hope is Real! · 1w ago

When Wise Mind Says Shut Up

Forget about self-confidence; it's useless.  Cultivate God-confidence. (The Message Bible, 356.)(You can substitute goddess or spirit or Higher Power or ancestors or Love or anything else-Th...
Hope is Real! · 3W ago

All Can Change

God is the source of everything that is in every moment of time.  For this view, affirming that God is creator is not primarily a statement about origination in the remote past, rather, it i...
Hope is Real! · 1M ago

Mental Gifts

That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse.  We have far more interesting things to do with our lives.  Each one of us is an origi...
Hope is Real! · 2M ago

Ethics and Repentance

Produce fruit that shows you have changed your hearts and lives.  (Matthew 3:8)Last Tuesday, I spent the day in Macon taking a continuing education workshop on certified peer support ethics....
Hope is Real! · 2M ago

Writing Was My Saving Grace

They were so absorbed in their “God projects” that they didn’t notice God right in front of them, like a huge rock in the middle of the road. And so they stumbled into him and went sprawling...
Hope is Real! · 3M ago

Message To Youth: It's All Okay

“It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be, the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help.  Everyon...
Hope is Real! · 3M ago

Mindfulness Makes Life Worth Living

“May the God of green hope fill you up with joy, fill you up with peace, so that our believing lives, filled with the life-giving energy of Holy Spirit, will brim over with hope! (336, The M...
Hope is Real! · 3M ago

An Anxious Revelation

“The story doesn’t end with Jesus. It continues in the lives of those who believe in him.  (The Message Bible, 240)How do you recognize a panic attack or being triggered?  How can one cope w...
Hope is Real! · 3M ago

New Year's Gratitude For A Hard Year

Everyone I meet - it matters little whether they’re mannered or rude, smart or simple-deepens my sense of  interdependence and obligation.  (The Message Bible, 307)2017: this will always be ...
Hope is Real! · 4M ago

Getting Used To My Calling

“For the master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house. They may allow us to temporarily beat him at his own game, but they will never enable us to bring about genuine change. Racis...