journey starts with knowing oneself well and moves to loving
others. For some it works the other way around.
No matter what one’s faith
or lack of it, we are all searching. Searching for meaning
in our lives and wanting to make a difference. It helps
to have companions who share our beliefs and support our
For some this comes naturally, for
others it comes at a time of transition or crisis. Some
people call these moments grace; I see them as God working
in the world even in difficult times. To grow as a human
being is to more fully reflect the image of God.
Consider the times
and places you have met God. See below for a start. Click on picture to enlarge.
God Help Me! These
People Are Driving Me Nuts – Making Peace with Difficult
People by Gregory Popcak (Loyola Press, 2001, 800-621-1008)
Offers ways to apply our Christian beliefs in dealing with difficult
relationships. Uses engaging case studies and challenging exercises.
God Knows We Get
Angry – Healthy Ways to Deal with It (Sorin Books, 2002,
Stories and exercises to assist in the journey from anger and resentments
to forgiveness and freedom from memories of hurt and rejection.
To Celebrate: Reshaping
Holidays and Rites of Passage, 225-pg. book from Alternatives.
$5 + s/h (800) 821-6153, www.SimpleLiving.org