Tragedy,Killing….Where is God?

Tragedy,Killing….Where is God?

“Why did God let that killing in the movie theater happen?” I paused for a moment to collect my thoughts. I tried to decide what the young man was really asking? “Do you believe in free will? That God allows us to make choices for our own lives?” I asked. He shifted his feet back and forth as he spoke.”Well, yes, I mean I don’t think we are puppets but if God is all powerful why wouldn’t he stop such a terrible thing from happening.” I could tell he was getting frustrated as he moved his feet back and forth. “We have a narrow concept of power in our country.” I could tell he might not grasp this concept but I went on. “We think power is something we use to get our way. To dominate another person but there are many aspects of power that we do not even realize. I believe God created the universe with certain physical laws that set our world in motion. God is Spirit. In Spirit God can influence our spirit, if we open ourselves to Him. He will not use coercive power on us but it is the power of love that guides, influences, and restores our spirit.” The young man turned his head and looked off into sun. I could tell he was thinking about what I said. He turned his eyes back to me and then responded. “Well, then, where was God, when all this was happening?” I paused for a moment thinking of all the times I had asked that same question. “God was there, giving courage, strength, love,...
The Journey of Self Discovery

The Journey of Self Discovery

The Door is Open by Andrew Cort My rating: 4 of 5 stars I really like this book. Andrew Cort shows us how the different faith traditions have so much similarities in helping people who are on the journey of self discovery. I love his quotes from great mystics of our past. Andrew gives us a process to follow that will help the reader actualize the awakening of the spiritual dimension in our midst. If you enjoy expanding you knowledge and concepts of spirituality ,you will enjoy this book.         Be a Miracle ! Jerry View all my...
How do they know?

How do they know?

  I have a friend Lois G who is very intuitive. She told me the other day my book Blurring The Lines was in Africa. I laughed, feeling a little embarrassed. I couldn’t imagine someone in Africa, reading my book. The book has hit the Top Ten of the Zehr Clan reading list but not the New York Bestsellers. I asked Lois if she was kidding and she turned her head like she was trying to see an image and then she responded -“yes it is in Africa!”  I smiled but inside I thought “there was no way it had made it to Africa, the book has only been out for two months.” Today I received this twitter                                  judy_croome Judy Croome Have   just bought an interesting spiritual book called “Blurring the   Lines” by @jerryzehr Jul 16, 11:24   PM via Twitter for   iPad She lives in Johannesburg Africa. My blog is entitled Beyond Z , so I have to be willing to trust people who can see beyond the realm of my knowledge. Have you ever met anyone like this, who can intuit things  about yourself that you don’t even know? May we all be open to things beyond our understanding. Be a Miracle Jerry...
The Party Line

The Party Line

I was with a group folks last Saturday where we had some who graduated from high school in the 1940’s and some who had graduated from in the 1990’s.We laughed at the amount of changes that have taken place. People in the 40’s didn’t even have televisions when they graduated, they listened to the radio. They had a party line for their telephone where they could listen in on the other people who were talking to their friends’. The ones who graduated in the 1990’s are already feeling a little lost in 2012 with all the technology that has advanced. The one thing that has not changed is the need for community. To feel connected to others. This was the wonderful gift of the Incarnation. I have realized it is in community with others I experience a depth of the holy, the sacred, the presence of Christ that I could not experience by myself.  I like to be alone but if I had not found a community that I could discuss, and live out my faith I would not have had as much richness in my soul and life. Maybe things haven’t changed so much after all. We have Facebook and Twitter where others can see our conversations with our friends just like the old party line telephone. We still want community; it just comes in a different way. Be a Miracle...
Will I Ever Learn?

Will I Ever Learn?

I got a special offer from Stamps.com. If I download their software they would give me $45 of postage free and a 5 lbs. digital scale free. 4 Weeks with no risk and no upfront cost. Sounds good doesn’t it? You get $45 of postage and 5 lbs. digital scale FREE? How could this be a bad deal????? Once I signed-up  and ordered the scale I saw  I had to pay for the shipping of the  scale which was  $10. Then I saw  I  have $5 of free postage but I have to buy $10 of stamps to get my $5 of free stamps. Where is my $45 free postage I ask? Ohhhhh….They tell me, after my 4 week trial period when I will be charged $15 a month to use their service, I will then be able to access part of the $45 each month for the next three months while I pay my $15 a month to get my free $45 of postage . There is never anything free is there? I must give them kudos . I am pretty good about avoiding sales offers …. But this looked like it was all upfront……. Man… were they good at their hooking me in. I shake my head and remind myself for the 125th time …. If it looks too good to be true ….IT IS ! Be A Miracle Jerry...
Brain Power

Brain Power

Lumosity.com is uncovering the secrets of brain performance — with a little help from our friends. The Human Cognition Project is a groundbreaking research effort to bring together a network of scientists from 25 of the top neuroscience programs in the world, including Stanford, Berkeley and Harvard. Our goal is to use Lumosity as a platform for learning about cognitive enhancement and brain performance Lumosity designs personalized training programs tailored to each person’s goals, whether those be improving memory, reaching peak performance, or focusing attention. With the help of your Brain Performance Index (BPI), you’ll grow more confident as your training grows even more focused and productive. I Have been using this program for the last year to help me with my memory , focusing attention and multi tasking. It’s been fun and great. I get nothing for endorsing their site but I wanted to pass the info on to all my friends. It is definitely living Beyond the Z. When I began I was in the 66% of my age group 55-59 and now I am in the 96% one year later- Smack ! Be a Miracle...