Anger, Jealousy, Sadness, Self-Rejection …

by myvaadmin on February 10, 2016

When we are children, and we have a problem with someone, we get angry. For whatever reason, that anger pushes the problem away; we get the result we want. It happens a second time — we react with anger — and now we know if we get angry we push the problem away. Then we practice and practice, until we become masters of anger. In the same way, we become masters of jealousy, masters of sadness, masters of self-rejection.

All of our drama and suffering is by practice. We make an agreement with ourselves, and we practice that agreement until it becomes a whole mastery. The way we think, the way we feel, and the way we act become so routine that we no longer need to put our attention on what we are doing. It is just by action-reaction that we behave a certain way.

Ruiz, Don Miguel (2011-07-07). The Mastery of Love: A Practical Guide to the Art of Relationship (A Toltec Wisdom Book) (Kindle Locations 168-174). Amber-Allen Publishing. Kindle Edition.


Serenity Prayer (complete version)

by myvaadmin on August 8, 2015

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

(Although known most widely in its abbreviated form above,
the entire prayer reads as follows…)

Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as I would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if I surrender to His Will;
That I may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.


Paraphrase of 23rd Psalm

August 7, 2015

“God Has My Back” – 23rd Psalm God has my back – I have everything I need. God has my back – I sleep comfortably and safely under His protection and watchful eye. God has my back – I drink from cool, refreshing streams. God has my back – He heals the deepest parts of me: my traumas, choices, and […]

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How Positively Charged Are You?

August 5, 2015

How Positively Charged Are You? An Attitude Survey ( From Epic Coaching/Consulting – On Line) Here is an opportunity for you to figure out how positive or negative you tend to be. Beside each question, write the number that most closely represents how you’d react, most of the time. For the best results, go with […]

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Being The Person God Designed You To Be

August 3, 2015

Genesis – 1:28 — “God blessed them (Adam and Eve); and God said to them, ‘Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it, and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.’”   What does it mean, “to be fruitful?” […]

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How Wise Are You?

July 15, 2015

There are two kinds of wisdom: the wisdom of man and the wisdom of God. Man’s wisdom consists of: Knowledge Experience Reasoning Character Philosophy Intellect Intuition Discernment God’s wisdom consists of: Perfect Knowledge Perfect Experience Perfect Reasoning Perfect Character Perfect Truth (not philosophy) Perfect Intellect Perfect Understanding (not intuition) Perfect Love When you are faced […]

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When Husbands Don’t Know What To Do or Say

July 14, 2015

In the mid 1990’s, Mike and I had the wonderful privilege of teaching/leading a young married couple’s bible study in our home.  The group consisted of seven couples (most of whom had attended out pre-marriage class that we taught for 13 years at the Chapel on the Campus in Baton Rouge, LA.)  I’m very happy […]

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July 6, 2015

What are tears? Tears are produced by tear glands, which are small glands inside your upper eyelid. Tears keep the surface of your eyeball clean and moist, and help protect your eye from damage. When you blink, your eyelids spread the tears over the surface of the eye. Sometimes tears flow over your lower eyelid, […]

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10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

March 26, 2015

It may be hard to know the difference between age-related changes and the first signs of Alzheimer’s disease.  To help identify problems early, the Alzheimer’s Association created a list of warning signs for Alzheimer’s disease.  Individuals may experience one or more of these in different degrees. Memory loss that disrupts daily life. Challenges in planning […]

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Personal Coaching

March 15, 2015
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