Sep 22 2014

Begin Again: Mindful Monday: “What’s so great about now?”

I read a lot of books on mindfulness in order to inform my practice. Many of these books leave the impression that if we become all present-momenty, we’ll find beauty in every mundane object and event of life, even the tough ones, and, thus, be happy. Sounds great, doesn’t it? The problem for me is…

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Sep 21 2014

Lake Neuron » Lake Neuron: Recovery mode

Community theater folk use the term “hell week” to describe the last week before a performance opens. It’s busy, and intense, and stressful. We had a rehearsal last Sunday afternoon, but it wasn’t the whole play. Then we had rehearsals every night, Monday through Thursday, lasting generally until 9:30 or 10 at night – and […]

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Sep 21 2014

Wrestled With Angels: For the Love of Power

He was taken to the highest peak and showed all the kingdoms of the world. He was promised it could all be his. If only he would worship at the feet of Satan, Jesus could have all the power and splendor of ruling the world. Scanning the horizon, Jesus replies, “Away with you, Satan! For […]

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Sep 21 2014

christinejbaxter.net: One Day With Depression

This recording from July of 2011 is being posted today in gratitude to friends who have walked today to bring awareness to the problem of Suicide and Mental Illness. If you have ever thought about suicide then you understand how quickly a person can go from holding on to the brink. Please reach out and […]

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Sep 21 2014

Hopeful: Sons and Daughter

I was struggling with some things in September 2012, but it was a joy to have both sons and my daughter-in-law at home on Friday and Saturday and some of Sunday. I was blessed by their presence.          Loving My … Continue reading

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Sep 21 2014

Hopeful: Decreed for Life

The fourth stanza from my 2012 meditation on Psalm 119: Psalm 119            Decreed to Live Death, I am close to death. Down, I am so down some days. Give me new life. Done, it is done, and I told … Continue reading

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