Lighting A Candle For Peace

Living with attitudes of being compassionate and empowering dignity allows us to transform our suffering, pain or pasts into productive, beneficial healing, growth and change.   Tomorrow is the second Sunday of the Advent which illuminates the theme of peace. So moving forward, on this edition of “Becoming Today”, let’s give it a chance. Peace canContinue reading “Lighting A Candle For Peace”

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”

Looking In Our Mirror

Is it just me or is another year just flying by? Here we are at the end of another week, the 48th of the year, Christmas is just 27 days away and we are closing in on the approach of a new month. Today is also the 600th conversation we’ve shared here. So let’s takeContinue reading “Looking In Our Mirror”

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”

Harvesting Gratitude

As we gather together to celebrate this time of gratitude, today’s offering will be served family style. Or do you call it a buffet, and when did we officially stop using the word smorgasbord?  Anyway our Thanksgiving day edition of “Becoming Today” will include some tasty, tender morsels for you to enjoy and digest. SettingContinue reading “Harvesting Gratitude”

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”

Outlasting

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”

Refocusing: Favor – Able

I always believe people see things right when they need to. Following an unexpected conversation where a stranger stopped me on the street I know now is the time to revisit and refocus upon a discussion we first shared some time ago. Yes  I realize the grammar police will be quick to point out, it’sContinue reading “Refocusing: Favor – Able”

If You’re Not Receiving…

… then it may be because you’re not giving. Let’s embark upon a renewal of our discussion along this shared journey.  On this edition of Becoming Today we’ll discuss three things I believe every person on this planet not only wants but truly deserves.  These elements are worthy of an acronym so let’s begin withContinue reading “If You’re Not Receiving…”

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”

Commitments or Covenants?

Not long ago I asked for your input. I told you that coming soon,we would be undertaking a discussion about commitments. But wait,… there’s more. What I didn’t tell you was I was having a bit of a quandary myself about commitments, covenants, the differences between the two, and whether or not my standards wereContinue reading “Commitments or Covenants?”

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”

Gratefully Reviewing

Another week has come to an end. During these preceding days we ventured into a new month and a new season of focus. In addition to our year long intention to “Resurrect Positivity”. November we are also determined to express “Thankfully” for all that  our shared paths bring us to and to us. So onContinue reading “Gratefully Reviewing”

Gratefully Detaching Lovingly

I’ve mentioned that sometimes I struggle with concepts that just seem to get stuck in my head. So how to get them out of there or release them all together? Today’s phrase deals with that very issue. Let’s embrace the idea of Lovingly Detaching on this edition of “Becoming Today”. While the essence of “Becoming”Continue reading “Gratefully Detaching Lovingly”

Gratefully Provided For

Throughout the Scriptures there are examples and teachings that point to the fact that we are provided for. So why do we doubt? On this edition of “Becoming Today” we’ll examine how to prepare ourselves to accept that we too are capable of being provided for. If by no other means than just simply listeningContinue reading “Gratefully Provided For”