• Life’s Crosses…

    A young man was at the end of his rope. Seeing no way out, he dropped to his knees in prayer:   “Lord, I can’t go on,” he said. “I have too heavy a cross to bear.”   The Lord replied, “My son, if you can’t bear its weight, just place your cross inside this […]

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  • Dealing with Fear

    Pestilence was on its way to Damascus and sped by a spiritual master’s caravan in the desert.   “Where are you speeding to?” asked the master. “To Damascus. I mean to take a thousand lives.”   On its way back from Damascus, Pestilence passed by the caravan again. The master said, “It was 50,000 lives […]

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  • Changing Attitude

    “Over the course of one year, give a coin to each person who offends or upsets you,” instructed the abbot of a young man who wanted people to follow the spiritual path.   For the next twelve months, the man gave a coin to each person who offended or upset him, as he was instructed. […]

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  • Accept Yourself and Be Yourself

    Accept yourself.  It is our inability to accept ourselves fully, with all our insecurities, flaws, weaknesses and shortcomings, that causes so much anguish in our lives.    The battle of being uncomfortable in our own skin, constantly comparing ourselves to others and having negative thoughts daily is not easy. In fact, nothing for us is easy […]

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  • “Ant Philosophy”

    First Part of Philosophy: Ants Never Quit If they are headed somewhere and if you try to stop them, they will look for another way. They will climb over; they will climb under or they will climb around. They keep looking for another way. They never quit.   Lesson: We should never quit looking for […]

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  • The Roller Coaster of Life

    Experiencing the miraculous healing power!   I think I rode one of the scariest roller-coasters possible when my infant son was diagnosed with terminal leukemia. The heavy-handed specialist gave us no hope at all. There was nothing they could do, he informed us. He thought John had a year at the outside.   I went […]

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  • The Cracked Pot

    A water bearer had two large pots. Each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck. One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the […]

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