How are you, okay?

When people ask you how you are doing, you can always tell what answer they want to hear. If they say, “how are you, okay?” Then just tell them yes, you are doing okay. Your clue is at the end of their sentence. They are prompting you with the right answer. If someone says simply,Continue reading “How are you, okay?”

Body in Motion

A body in motion stays in motion and we are meant to move. Walking or running can put us in a state where our internal censors are lowered and our true thoughts can bubble up to the surface. I think it’s because the oxygen from the blood is needed in our muscles and the brainContinue reading “Body in Motion”

Publix

We’ve been traveling around in an RV and every town we have visited in the past three weeks has a Publix Grocery Store. When I’m shopping I have to stop and think about where I am because all of the stores are laid out the same. I’ve commented about this to several Cashiers and theyContinue reading “Publix”

Using our Gifts

A friend of mine is using her knitting gift to make Ukrainian flags that people can wear as pins. Symbols are incredibly important because they keep our level of awareness high. We all know what the pink ribbon symbolizes. We see it and we think about breast cancer, we think about those we know whoContinue reading “Using our Gifts”

Slowing Down

Lent is a good time to intentionally slow down. I don’t mean slowing down because you’re stuck in traffic, I mean choosing to find some time to leave the traffic behind. Many of us operate at a frenetic pace. We have to go from one thing to another to get it all done. This isContinue reading “Slowing Down”

The Jesus Prayer

The Jesus prayer is “Lord Jesus Christ have mercy on me.” That’s it. One sentence. The long version is “Lord Jesus Christ, son of David, have mercy on me.” This prayer is meant to be repeated without ceasing day in and day out. Eventually, the prayer says itself. I knew a monk who recorded himselfContinue reading “The Jesus Prayer”

Tired of Waiting?

Romans 8: 26-28 (Translation The Message) “Meanwhile, the moment we get tired in the waiting, God’s Spirit is right alongside helping us along. If we don’t know how or what to pray, it doesn’t matter. He does our praying in and for us, making prayer out of our wordless sighs, our aching groans. He knowsContinue reading “Tired of Waiting?”

Send Out Your Light and Truth

Psalm 42:3  Send out your light and your truth; they shall be my guide, to lead me to your holy mountain to the place where you dwell. Light is necessary for growth. We all learned about photosynthesis in school. It’s the light that feeds the plants that creates oxygen for the rest of us. TheContinue reading “Send Out Your Light and Truth”

Being Goal #3 – Relationships

Being present to another person is one of the greatest gifts we can give especially in the age of distraction. I found it difficult as a young mother to give the kind of attention to my children that I give to my grandchildren. I had a thousand things on my mind back then – groceryContinue reading “Being Goal #3 – Relationships”

Being Goal Number 2: Self Care

We have all heard the “put your oxygen mask on before trying to help others” speech but how often do we do it? Self-care is necessary if we want to help others and we need to be serious about it. Someone once told me to think about my physical, emotional, and spiritual energy as differentContinue reading “Being Goal Number 2: Self Care”