Monthly: April 2018

Look at the roles you play

April 30, 2018

In his book Ethics for a New Millennium, the Dalai Lama spoke of the idea that most of us aren’t a static personality. There isn’t just one side to us;…

Serenity – Day 7

April 29, 2018

Oh, I see. God didn’t promise a life free from problems. God promised peace if we put our trust in him. Prayer: Serenity and peace are great gifts. Higher Power,…

Serenity – Day 6

April 28, 2018

Practicing serenity doesn’t mean we’re always calm and serene. It means we remember to practice serenity whenever we feel unrest. Gratitude Focus: There are a lot of events, people, and…

Serenity – Day 5

April 27, 2018

“I was lucky,” a man explained to me. “One of my first mentors in life made me practice serenity. Whenever I’d call him in full-blown panic mode or with that…

Serenity – Day 4

April 26, 2018

“I’m all panicked. I don’t know what to do next,” a friend explained. “I’ve been praying all night asking God what to do so I can calm down.” “What did…

Serenity – Day 3

April 25, 2018

I was standing in line to pay my bill at a restaurant. The woman in line ahead of me wrote out a check to pay her bill, then handed the…

Serenity – Day 2

April 24, 2018

Panic is contagious. So is serenity. It’s just a little harder to catch. Application: Whenever our emotions are churning and we’re trying to function from a base of anxiety and…

Near the Top

April 24, 2018

I know you’re tired. I know you feel overwhelmed. You may feel as though this crisis, this problem, this hard time will last forever. It won’t. You are almost through.…

Serenity – Day 1

April 23, 2018

Your body is tense. Your face is somber and serious, ready to deliver the news. You may be slightly breathless. There’s a crisis. It may be real. Or it may…

Healing

April 22, 2018

We should learn not to grow impatient with the slow healing process of time. We should discipline ourselves to recognize that there are many steps to be taken along the…