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[9 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

The Blame Game I’ve Played
I blame you for hurting me
I’m a victim
I feel sorry for myself
People pity me
I relish their sympathy
I feel they’re on my side
But..I feel helpless
I’ve surrendered my power
Given you the control
Only you can change our relationship
I’m powerless and feel unworthy
I lose my self-respect
Too high a price to pay
I’d rather be responsible.
 
I Take Responsibility
My blaming finger points at you
My three bottom fingers back at me
Holding me accountable
I stop the blame game
I accept responsibility
For everything I’ve said and done
Even what I’ve thought and felt
I now accept my guilt and shame
I embrace …

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[1 Feb 2017 | No Comment | ]

 “We have to talk,” she says,
I hear: “You need to listen to me,”
She has no problem talking,
I have a problem listening,
I’m used to sounding off,
I relish sharing my thoughts,
Listening is a challenge,
To open my ears and especially my heart,
To accept opinions other than my own,
How dare she be different from me!
Have her own thoughts and feelings!
My Father whispers to me:
“You can’t listen your way into trouble,
To listen is to Love.”
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[12 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

I believe in Heaven and Hell,
Not in the After-life,
Right Now!
Life is what we make it:
When I live in anxiety or depression I’m in Hell,
I let fear and anger control me,
Guilt and shame belittle me,
When I’m joyful and loving I’m in Heaven,
I’m peaceful and playful and grateful,
Every day I go from Heaven to Hell and back again,
Moment by moment I choose.

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[7 Nov 2016 | No Comment | ]

I’m a shining bell
My perfection protects me
Nothing can penetrate
My inside is pitch black
My shell gets cracked
Brokenness opens me
I’m no longer perfect
Light enters the crack
I become enlightened
My heart swells
My ears open
I see with new eyes
My mind expands
My ignorance lessens
I see myself in others
I’m no longer superior
I help brothers and sisters
Broken together
We grow as one.

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[5 Sep 2016 | No Comment | ]

Introduction to ‘Attract Love, Intimacy & Money’
I have written this book to help you create what you long for in your life and your relationships. Through decades of study and experience I have developed an awareness and knowledge of principles that can enable you to fulfill your greatest dreams. When you understand and work with these principles, you can achieve what you want in your life. Without this information, you can waste a lot of precious time and energy and be far less likely to create the life you want. This book can help …

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[29 Mar 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

Marcie Monkey hadn’t been happy for months,
She and her husband, Titus Turtle, sought help,
Together they consulted Ollie Owl, the respected healer,
“How can I help you?” Ollie asked
“I can’t make Marcie happy,” Titus’s eyes moistened
“Nothing I do cheers her up.”
Marcie nodded, both sides of her mouth turned down,
She sat still in her chair, not like her vibrant self,
“I do everything I know how,” said Titus
“The harder I try, the unhappier she gets,”
Ollie sat forward looking eye to eye with Titus
“It’s not your job to make Marcie happy,” he said
“You can’t make …

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[27 Mar 2016 | No Comment | ]

His manner gentle
His eyes tender
His smile approving
His heart forgiving
His acceptance unbounded
His healing miraculous
His caring unfathomable
He is humble
 
We are prideful
Our hearts are hardened
We pass judgment
We feel superior
We exclude others
We crave possessions
We die for wealth
We worship power
 
He heals the broken
He empathizes with sinners
He practices forgiveness
 
We can’t accept His love
Believe we don’t deserve it
Like Judas we refute it
Guilted by unrequited love
We betray Him who loves us
We’re forgiven seventy times seven
 
Like Peter we’re weak
Deny we know or follow Jesus
We can’t stand His vulnerability
He accepts death to save us
He is the sacrificial Lamb
He …

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[26 Feb 2016 | No Comment | ]

A lively monkey and a quiet turtle fell deeply in love and married
Marcie Monkey respected her turtle for being calm, cool, and collected
Titus Turtle adored his monkey for her exuberance and excitement
In time, Marcie complained her turtle didn’t share his feelings
Titus prayed his talkative monkey would restrain herself
Both blamed their partner for the problems in their marriage
Marcie suggested Titus learn to dance and be more talkative
Titus chided Marcie for expressing her every feeling
He wanted to fix her “problem” of having strong emotions
Marcie wanted more sharing from her subdued turtle
Titus sought peace and …

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[12 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

How many presents did you get?
Feel disappointed or resentful?
How many did you give?
Did you keep score?
How many hearts did you fill?
How many souls did you touch?
A child born on Christmas showed the way:
Love, comfort, heal, even forgive unto death.
©Dr. Doug Welpton

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[3 Jan 2016 | 2 Comments | ]

To blame no one but myself,
To take full responsibility
For everything I’ve said or done,
Thought or felt,
Wow!