Rain – Giorgio Costantini

This is such an inspiring song. It reminds me of Mary’s heart.


Europe Trip

One fine day my sweet husband’s father, Mr. Steve, took Steven and I on a trip to Europe. Hence, we were guided by a funny Dutch captain down the Danube River across many foreign lands. The shores were lined with castles, cottages hidden in trees, and ancient cities. The cities that we saw were Buda…


Purity

I read an article once about a lady who was a devote Christian that made a vow of maintaining her purity until she was married in her church along with many other young girls at the age of 10. She kept her vow of purity and got married when she was older. Being a virgin…


The Value of Silence

Silence and gratitude enable us to hear the voice of God who loves us. “You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” – Buddha (563 – 483 B.C.) “See how nature – trees, flowers, grass-grows in silence; see the stars, the moon, and the sun, how they move…


Pain

After thinking of pain management procedures and situations where people experience intense pain, I started to wonder, what determines a person’s pain tolerance? Research shows that it is a variety of factors. Depression and anxiety can make a person more sensitive to pain. Athletes can withstand more pain than people who do not exercise, and…


Cloud Watching

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.”― Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds “How sweet the morning air is! See how that one little cloud floats like a pink feather from some gigantic flamingo. Now the red rim of the sun pushes…


Tree Frog

I just love the cute little tree frogs! My husband found this one today. It is known as a grey tree frog. https://youtu.be/FSj_fcACvTE


“Germans in the Woods” from StoryCorps

This is a great video and a true story of a soldier who suffers from PTSD. This account is excellent for helping people understand the pain that people who suffer from PTSD feel. Germans in the Woods


Encouragement!

“Just putting this out there, if you are surrounded by people more skilled than you and you are struggling as hard as you can to do something half as good as the others. You are in the right place. If you find yourself at the top of the skill pool, maybe it is time to…


On Gay Priests, Pope Francis Asks, ‘Who Am I to Judge?’

This pope seems to be projecting a very compassionate view of homosexuality by stating that it is not his place to judge whether or not someone is a homosexual. We should be compassionate to everyone regardless of their sexual orientation.