Transformation

~ The Christmas Miracle ~

Christmas 2000 was not to be a normal Christmas by any means, and my wife Cindy eventually wrote a story about it that was circulated throughout the Internet. We were amazed at how many...

Unanswered Prayers

“I cannot believe that, seriously!”….I shrugged my head in disbelief. I had very successfully interviewed for a job, in a place I really wanted to live. It was close to my family, in a...

The Alchemy of Loss

Twenty-two years ago, someone I was deeply in love with and was engaged to marry, lay down on his bed, put a shotgun to his mouth, and pulled the trigger. He might as well...
Diana Raab

Transformed by Writing – by Diana Raab

I wish I had known how brave I actually was on the day my grandmother committed suicide. I was ten years old when she overdosed on sleeping pills in my childhood home. Like any...

Hineni. Your call to the Divine is a response to the call of the...

In the Old Testament story, when Isaac was called by God, he answered, “Hineni.” Translated from the Hebrew, hineni means, “Here I am, for you called me.” In the Bible, the word hineni is used...

Your one wild and precious life

The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...

Awareness Is The Only Discipline

In the final analysis, awareness is the only discipline. You can transform the world simply by being aware of it. But most of us are not aware. We are just thinking. For a few minutes...

Chakra Khan (aka Jill Leigh)

It’s a big name to live up to, I have to tell you!  It’s my favorite nickname of all time, and I’ve had a few.  Most of them made me squirrely under my skin. ...

Moving Forward to My New Self

There is a saying when we are sick or going through an emotional time that we'll be back to our old selves in no time. I am learning now that what is really happening is...

Wholehearted Work

While reading Crossing the Unknown Sea: Work as a Pilgrimage of Identity by David Whyte, I came across a quote that I loved. Whyte describes a conversation he had with a friend, Brother David. Whyte is...