Troy

An Old Blog Has a New Beginning

It’s only the beginning now …a pathway yet unknown At times the sound of other steps …sometimes we walk alone The best beginnings of our lives May sometimes end in sorrow But even on our darkest days The sun will shine tomorrow. So we must do our very best Whatever life may bring And look […]

What Makes a Dad?

God took the strength of a mountain, The majesty of a tree, The warmth of a summer sun, The calm of a quiet sea, The generous soul of nature, The comforting arm of night, The wisdom of the ages, The power of the eagle’s flight, The joy of a morning in spring, The faith of […]

Recognizing, Identifying, and Defining the “Inner Critic”

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “That millions of people share the same forms of mental pathology does not make these people sane.” – Erich Fromm, The Sane Society “We are what we think about all day long.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson Do you have any idea […]

Dogs: One of Life’s Great Teachers

If A Dog Were Your Teacher If a dog were your teacher These are some of the lessons you might learn… When loved ones come home, always run to greet them Never pass up the opportunity to go for a joyride Allow the experience of fresh air and the wind in your face to be […]

When I Say I Am A Christian…

“When I Say I Am A Christian“ When I say, “I am a Christian” I’m not shouting, “I’ve been saved!” I’m whispering, “I get lost! That’s why I chose this way” When I say, “I am a Christian” I don’t speak with human pride I’m confessing that I stumble – needing God to be my […]

Fighting the Inner Critic vs. Embracing the True Self – An Introduction

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 “There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.“ – Benjamin Franklin “Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.” – Henry David Thoreau “I can teach anybody how to get what they […]

Pondering Instead of Sleeping…

Life goes on. I love it, and after today it seems to fit perfect. Thankfully, I am not a depressed person. I know many who battle with depression on a daily basis. I have had the pleasure of becoming extremely intimate with my social anxiety, but depression is a different beast altogether. Why am I […]

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 343 other followers