Daily Meditations

Buddhist Monk in Mountains

God’s Will – Day 3

March 13, 2019

“What are these people talking about?” I wondered when I first heard people talk about surrendering to God’s Will. The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous calls it living in the…

God’s Will – Day 2

March 12, 2019

God’s Will. It’s safe. A worry-free place. Pretty magical too. Why is it so hard to keep surrendering to it when self-will is so dreadful and so much work? Application:…

God’s Will – Day 1

March 11, 2019

How do we know what God’s Will is, especially when we’re running around with a severe case of self-will run riot? How can we make sure the choices we’re making…

Letting Someone Help – Day 7

March 10, 2019

An acquaintance is one of the most brilliant doctors I know. It’s almost miraculous, the way he works. “I’m responsible for what I do, and I feel good about my…

Letting Someone Help – Day 6

March 09, 2019

Thank God for every person who’s been there to help you. Then thank the people too. Gratitude Focus: We can be grateful each time we need help, and then allow…

Letting Someone Help – Day 5

March 08, 2019

She was newly sober, forty-eight hours away from her last drink. She was in a restaurant with a group of people more seasoned in recovery. “It’s odd,” she said. “I…

Letting Someone Help – Day 4

March 07, 2019

Don’t just let others help you because you think it will benefit them. Receive help because it helps you. Inventory Focus: Watch your reaction when people offer help. How do…

Letting Someone Help – Day 3

March 06, 2019

“Just call if you need help,” people offered when I was having surgery on my knee and finger. “Okay, I will,” I said. I knew that even though I’d be…

Letting Someone Help – Day 2

March 05, 2019

Giving and being of service to others bonds us to them. When we accept help from others, it allows them to feel close to us. Application: When we’re trying to…

Letting Someone Help – Day 1

March 04, 2019

I was walking up a steep mountain in China. I was tired. Steps loomed endlessly ahead of me. Just when I thought I couldn’t go one step farther, a group…