A Month of Loving Kindness

“Finally, all of you, have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind. Do not repay evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary, bless, for to this you were called, that you may obtain a blessing.” 1 Peter 3:8-9 This month’s devotional is inspired by an unexpected experience I had this past Sunday when I received an invitation from a friend …

2022: A Year of Purpose & Possibilities

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 Every New Year offers us a wonderful opportunity for a reset. We often plan far in advance, considering what new habits to create or goals to set for the coming year. Some people even create ‘vision boards’, believing that …

Who Are My Heroes?

Sitting down to write today is a bit of a struggle. As I continue to reflect on what really matters in this season and how God is using the current circumstances of my life to build my character, I realize that I’ve been feeling pretty vulnerable and unworthy. I’m doing my best to be honest with myself and transparent to God, while holding myself accountable to the values and priorities …

Living the Beatitudes

Until recently, I was living in a fantasy. A fantasy which allowed me to believe whatever I wanted to believe, whether it was true or not. I deceived myself into thinking that what was important in life was my own happiness. Happiness was the goal. Everything I strived for was with that purpose in mind: To make myself happy. For years I thought happiness was about feeling special, loved, successful …

True Colours

I thought I might have an excuse not to write tonight. I’m in Madoc, Ontario, at the beautiful country home of a friend. My laptop is very slow for some reason and, while I sat and waited for the “beach ball of death” to disappear, I noticed that I was kind of hoping it would prevent me from writing. But, as it happens, the beach ball stopped turning and here …

2016: Happily Ever After, featuring “The Self-Love Owner’s ManualTM” or “The Definitive Guide to the “Caring & Feeding” of Tracy B Richards”

Prologue As this is my last post of 2015, a lot has been coming up for me in terms of what to write about. For those of you who know me, or who are regular readers, you know that I’ve been feeling my way through a whole bunch of things lately. It feels as if the past two months have been a real challenge, in that regard, even though everything …

The Untethered Soul

What a week this has been! In my last post, Hello, Goodbye, I was sharing my experience of releasing the past in order to make room for what’s to come and how this coincided with the symbolism of the new moon in Sagittarius. At the end of the post, I said that I was still “riding the wave”, and… oh boy… truer words were never spoken. Shortly after I posted …

Hello, Goodbye

Today, I am writing from home and it is the day of the New Moon in Sagittarius. I know many of you have been waiting for a follow up to my “10 days on Tinder” series and I do hope to continue addressing some of the specific headings I outlined in some sort of meaningful order but life does move on and, since I last wrote about that experience, I’m …

The “Do-Over”

Today is “Black Friday” and I’m sitting in the sunshine on the back deck of my friend’s porch, overlooking the Allegheny Mountains in Holidaysburg, Pennsylvania. This place has to be (I’ve come the believe) one of he most idyllic places on the planet.  I’ve affectionately renamed it “Whoville” because it reminds me so much of the atmosphere and the community depicted in one of my favorite movies, “How The Grinch …