Category Archives: discouragement

Seeking self-satisfaction is an endless whirlpool of “me, my, and mine” — a downward spiral, swirling with discouragement, depression, and despair. The search for self-fulfillment is a misery making myth that sucks the life out of people, throwing them into a raging stream of self-sedation and mindless medication. The only rescue is the recovery of self-denial — passionately following a cause that is greater than self — losing yourself in serving others.

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The beach ball in my heart . . .

The Beach Ball In My Heart –When life shoves me under And tries to hold me down, The beach ball in my heart Comes bounding back, Thrusting me to the surface Like a jack-in-the-box And keeping me afloat, Displacing sadness with … Continue reading

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Hope that will heal your hurting heart . . .

Hope healed my hurting heart My heart was filled With stinging things Thorns and thistles, Entangling vines, Biting bugs, snakes and rats, Gnawing on my soul With torment and trauma And inner drama Day and night. And then one day … Continue reading

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Robin Williams — “Words & Ideas”

Robin Williams’ words and ideas brought joy, humor, inspiration, and entertainment to so many people. Yet he, himself, was overcome by despair. So sad. No matter how good and successful our lives may look to others, we all need the … Continue reading

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Human Psyche — Wired For God

The human psyche is wired for God. Without Him it malfunctions.  If you get and maintain a sense of divine destiny your life won’t be derailed by disinterest, discouragement, depression, or defeat!

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I’m A Progressive . . . I’m Progressing From . . .

I’m a Progressive! I’m progressing . . . From hurt to healing; From selfishness to serving; From discouragement to hope; From fear to love; From tormenting thoughts to peace of mind; From insecurity to faith; From compulsive cravings to self-control; … Continue reading

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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