Monday, May 4, 2015

Character Defects

Shopping for Molas in Panama
Photo by: Melva

Defects of Character have deep roots in habit.
(After One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 20 June)
4 May 2015

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Is This Working?

Photo by: Melva
Panama Flower

While reading one of my books this morning two questions came to mind.

Did the Founding Fathers really believe this? Is this working?
All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights Governments are instituted ... deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
Mr. Dickie
3 May 2015

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Free Will

Botanical Garden, Washington, DC
Photo By: Mr. Dickie

Free will is not the liberty to do whatever one likes, but the power of doing whatever one sees ought to be done, even in the very face of otherwise overwhelming impulse.
(George MacDonald in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 4 November)
30 April 2015

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Safe People

Mr. Dickie at the University of Maryland
18 Apr 2015

Safe people have the ability to see where they are wrong, apologize and change directions.
(Cloud and Townsend, God Will Make A Way, p. 157)
28 April 2015

Monday, April 27, 2015

Memories

Neighbor Jim's Magnolia Tree - Spring 2015
Photo by: Mr. Dickie

Memories are very private things, a personal storehouse of treasures and sorrows. What a gift God gave us when He created our brains with the ability to remember!
(Whispers Of Blessing, Day 277)
27 April 2015

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Meditation


Meditation is the quiet and sustained application of the mind to the contemplation of a spiritual truth. Its purpose is to deflect our minds from the problems we are experiencing, to raise our thoughts above the grievances and discontent that color our thinking.
(One Day At A Time In Al-Anon, 17 October)
22 April 2015

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Stand Up


As we stand up for ourselves against negative beliefs, we allow power to run through us. When we refuse to submit to someone else's thinking, we stop being a victim and become powerful people.
(Perry Tilleraas, The Color Of Light, 19 October)
21 April 2015