Posts Tagged "beth misner"
Learning to drive
My daddy taught me how to drive when I was just 12 years old and living in Texas, and he taught me on an automatic transmission, not a stick shift. We always had automatics growing up ─ I never had to learn how to use a clutch [...]
“I really want to establish a spiritual practice, Beth. And I find myself struggling to be consistent with anything,” my friend, Stephanie confided.
“When I find I have the time to spend in my practice, it seems that I inevitably [...]
I have a confession to make. I have been pulled into the diabolical mindset of “there’s not enough” in my life.
If you watched my daily activities when I was in my twenties and early thirties, you would see, “there’s not enough time,” [...]
With the new year upon us now, everybody seems to be posting, blogging, chatting and thinking about New Years Resolutions.
Responses are interesting to me, across the board. I see people who resist setting resolutions, because they know they [...]
I sat comfortably on my deck chair, ready to enter into meditation.
The sun shone warmly on my back and shoulders and the sounds of the waves gently rolling onto the rocks below my high perch promised to take me into a deeply relaxed state very [...]
Have you ever asked someone to agree to disagree?
How difficult is it to actually agree to disagree? I have had such a hard time with this concept in the past. It was maddening not to be able to persuade the other person that my belief was the [...]
Jumping to conclusions.
I came upstairs to my hotel room after having lunch with our son, Trey, today and my key did not open my room’s door. My key had apparently become demagnetized while I was at lunch.
The housekeeper was in our son’s [...]
There are times in my life where my days roll on one after another like wonderful, peaceful, and serene gifts.
All is well, nothing is urgent─I have plenty of time to accomplish the things I have to do. And then there is the rest of the time! [...]
I am fascinated by a phenomenon which happens every January.
The local fitness centers fill up with slightly overweight to very overweight folks who have made recovering their fitness one of their goals for the new year. They have shiny new [...]
I participated in my very first silent retreat last year right after Thanksgiving.
It was scary and I was nervous. Could I, a regular chatterbox, hold silence for an entire week? Well, it was actually five nights, but who’s counting?
I have [...]