Better Living Through Forgiving

Continuing along the shared path we call, “Becoming Today”, our journey has come to a fork. We must decide, choose wisely and then take action on forgiving both others and ourselves. Recently we shared how mercy and compassion are often braided together. Mercy is a gift given to one who is suffering by someone whoseContinue reading “Better Living Through Forgiving”

Gracefully Acknowledging

It is that time of year already the holiday season is upon us and the Christmas celebrations are officially here. That’s why all month long, we’ll note things to reinforce that spirit as together we gather and “merrily” share. This week “Becoming Today”  has been talking a lot about timing. The decisions, choices and optionsContinue reading “Gracefully Acknowledging”


Changes can be quick, sudden, even unexpected but  more often than not they are gradual and develop over time. This process also involves effort, dedication and commitment. On this edition of “Becoming Today” we’ll discuss what to do when you’re waiting to embrace change.  Are you accepting change in your life? Has it happened yet?Continue reading “Purposefully,…”

When We Are Held In Place

It happens to everyone. There are times along our journey where we simply do not see movement. We may feel stuck, but we are being held in place, so we can be better prepared for our next step, our next realization. Here at “Becoming Today”  being held in place is all about timing. And keepingContinue reading “When We Are Held In Place”

Accent on Advent

As we flip another page on the calendar here on “Becoming Today”, you’ll see tomorrow is the day that many will light  the first candle of the “Advent season”. Also known in the East as the “Nativity Feast”, and in other traditions the “Annunciation”,  the Christmas season is officially here as we have one cycle,Continue reading “Accent on Advent”

Acting Affirmatively

So as the title suggests on this edition of “Becoming Today”, we’ll discuss how you can take action to affirm positivity and gratitude. Affirmations are about affirming action. It is an action word. A state we need to achieve in order to enable us to be propelled towards our dreams, desires, our destinies. What areContinue reading “Acting Affirmatively”

Gratefully Giving Thanks

More than a play on  words it’s a call to reclaim the power of the coming day and in each and everyone of us. Giving thanks is empowering, healing, uplifting and inspiring and it can all be yours.  Ahead of tomorrow’s US observance, we’ll go beyond the headlines and explore the infinite power of thanksgivingContinue reading “Gratefully Giving Thanks”

Gratitude and Generosity

Let’s pick up our discussion now at the intersection of Gratitude and Generosity on this edition of “Becoming Today“. We’ve come to the place along our shared path of when it’s time to discuss how to make yourself open and available to become a “giver”. Instead of resisting help, we must learn to surrender toContinue reading “Gratitude and Generosity”

Trusting Yourself

Today we approach another of those steps on the path to “Becoming Today” that at times can sound easier than it is. To develop strong positive self esteem is more than just saying you want to. It takes work, hard work, deeply personal work and concentrated effort.  Let’s start with some shared definitions. First selfContinue reading “Trusting Yourself”

Due Diligence

This conversation is motivated by an expression we don’t hear too much. At least not unless I’m talking to myself. “With due diligence….” See. When was the last time you heard it? I know. That’s why we’ll begin by drafting a common understanding of what it means. Then discuss why it’s important plus how weContinue reading “Due Diligence”

Failure Is Necessary

Too many times we hear, see, and read messages, attempting to reinforce that failure is not allowed. That failing at something marks you for life as less than. Nothing could be further than the truth. Failure is not only an option but as we’ll discuss here on “Becoming Today” it is also inevitable.  No humanContinue reading “Failure Is Necessary”


No matter what it is you may currently be going through, you can do so in a state of peace. This edition of “Becoming Today”, will focus on finding peace in the midst of whatever you may be enduring. Peace can have many meanings. From the dictionary among the offering of definitions are: -a stateContinue reading “Outlasting”

Psalm Days

Let’s start this week on an uplifting note.  Celebrating in song, poetically lifting ourselves higher we can find out together why it’s important to proclaim Psalm things up on this edition of “Becoming Today”. So what are Psalms?  Why are they important?  And if they’re supposed to be poems how come they don’t rhyme?  TakenContinue reading “Psalm Days”

Crossing Bridges

Already we are a week into our latest “time change”, so it seems timely to look at whether or not we are ready to continue forward along this shared path we call “Becoming Today”. Thorough self examination, meditation, contemplation and prayers are the places where we can begin to formulate the answers we seek. InContinue reading “Crossing Bridges”

Things I Pray About

In the past we’ve talked a bit about some formal and basic ways of praying. Today on this edition of “Becoming Today” I want to share a more personal approach to prayer. In the Bible we are taught that prayer is an evolving, ever changing, developing, growing means of interacting with God.  Most often itContinue reading “Things I Pray About”

Don’t Have All the Answers?

It really is true, sometimes you really do not need to know.  On our shared path of “Becoming Today”, we all must deal with our own consequences, the result of our actions, decisions, attitudes and beliefs.  So why not make it so we are celebrating the outcomes rather than trying to repair, overcome or runContinue reading “Don’t Have All the Answers?”

Procrastinate No More!

If your first response to the headline was, ‘why would I want that?’  Well then this is not a post for you. For the rest of us, overcoming procrastination and sometimes procrastinators is something we all have to address in this process of “Becoming”.  On this edition of “Becoming Today”, we’ll look at this issue,Continue reading “Procrastinate No More!”

Choose Wisely

Choices and decisions definitely have the attention of headlines as we begin this week together along our shared path. So on this edition of “Becoming Today”, let’s examine why Grandma also said to do this… Words have meaning. The words we choose truly do make a difference. It’s the motivation behind them that defines howContinue reading “Choose Wisely”