Category: Comments from Jill

The Road to Peace and Harmony

Reading Time: 5 minutes

God and the devil were walking through a garden, when God paused and pointed: “Aren’t these beautiful flowers?” God said. “Why, yes,” the devil agreed. “They are lovely. Here, let me organize them for you.” Rules and structures are everywhere. Many seem placed outside of us, put upon us, as it were. Necessary, it seems, to keep us in line.…

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Ben Franklin

She was Good: Pride vs. Shame

Reading Time: 4 minutes

When I was 22, I lived in downtown Philadelphia for a short time. Passing by the gravesite of Benjamin Franklin, I was amused by the plaque bearing the epitaph he wrote for himself at 22, which begins: The Body of B. Franklin, Printer, Like the Cover of an old Book, Its Contents torn out, And Stript of its Lettering &…

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Forgiveness in Lords Prayer

Finding Forgiveness: One Tough Nut

Reading Time: 4 minutes

When I got sober twenty-some years ago, I was told that the biggest reason people relapse is because of resentments. They’ll not only drive people to drink, resentments can drive huge wedges between otherwise peace-loving people. “The only thing you need to start a new meeting,” said one recovering alcoholic, “is a coffee pot and a resentment.” There are a…

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The Almighty vs. the Almighty Dollar: Which do we Trust?

Reading Time: 8 minutes

[Listen to Podcast] While it may sometimes seem we are being pulled in all directions, there are really just two sides tugging on us at all times: the light side and the dark side. Drilling down, the Guide teaches that the dark forces actually use three main strategies to get our goat: separation, confusion and materialism. When we are under…

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