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Thought Of The Month: August 2020 ~ Kick Back and Reflect …

By: Vince DiPasquale August is a time to kick back and reflect. We have all been through so much these past months. A friend of mine put together some quotes of mine from the lectures I do. I would like to share them with you as food for thought. Look at people the way they […]

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Thought of the Month For April 2020 : “The Spirituality of Baseball”

By Vince DiPasquale The most beautiful definition of spirituality is to awaken and discover the message of life. The Higher Power has created each of us and gives us the gift of life. The purpose of life is to discover who you are in conjunction with God’s creation. One of the greatest gifts I received […]

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Thoughts From The Language of Letting Go: “Accepting Change” (from Vince D)

I’d like to share some thoughts from my meditation book, “The Language of Letting Go: Accepting Change“: The winds of change blow through life; sometimes gently, and, at times, like a tropical storm. Gives us a time to adjust to a new way of living, to get our balance, time to catch our breath. Sometimes […]

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Meditations with Native American Elders: “The Four Seasons.” (From Vince D.)

I would like to share some thoughts from my meditation book, “Meditations with Native American Elders: The Four Seasons.” “People think other things are more important than prayer, but they are mistaken.” The Elders tell us that the most important thing we can do each day is to pray. If we face indecision or anxiety […]

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Show Me (My Creator) – from Vince D.

I’d like to share some thoughts from my meditation book, Meditations with Native American Elders: the Four Seasons. The manner in which we walk through life is each person’s responsibility, and we should remember this with each new sunrise. We should carry a vision of God’s will in every area of life. One day at […]

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Reflection on Prayer: On Gratitude and Humility …

Would like to share a prayer from my retreat prayer book. Reflection on Prayer ~ I asked God for strength that I might achieve; I was made weak that I might learn humbly to obey. I asked for health that I might do great things; I was given illness that I might do better things. […]

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Thoughts For Today (from Vince D.)

Some thoughts from my meditation book, “For Today.” Thanking God every day is as necessary for me as breathing. Though my concept of God may change, whatever my concept is, I choose to give everything to God; my worries, fears, my family, friends, the state of the nation and the world. Each day in prayer […]

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Thoughts on “Grief And Sudden Loss” (from Practitioner Pat Obst, LCSW)

We are all spiraling in raw grief right now. We have all just experienced a sudden death – the end of life as we knew it. We’re feeling shock, confusion, worry/fear, sadness, anger, hopelessness and even guilt. All of these emotions are very normal in grief. But first – “do no harm.” In other words, […]

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Be Part of the 4-H Recovery Club!

Honesty – personal and with others. Being Honest will help bring sanity into your life. If you are honest, you won’t have to remember what you said. Humility – be humble. This is a gift that only you can give to yourself. When you have humility, you become open and teachable, which is the only […]

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Vince And Bob McCrumn (A Reunion And A Homecoming …)

On Wednesday evening at one of my lectures, I saw a familiar face in the audience. His presence was a wonderful surprise and it brought tears to my eyes. It was like the early days of The Starting Point again, and memories of the original houses came back into focus. Bob McCrumn was a special […]

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Thought Of The Month: November 2019

“The Recovery Prayer” By: Vince DiPasquale One of the most beautiful prayers comes from the Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous: “Thank you for keeping me straight yesterday. Please help me stay straight today. For the next twenty-four hours, I pray for knowledge of Your will for me only, and the power to carry that through. […]

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Thought Of The Month: October 2019

“Transition And Change” By: Vince DiPasquale October is the month of transition and change. It’s a time to let go and let God. It’s a time that teaches us one of the great lessons of life – let go of what was, face your history, accept it, and learn great lessons from it. It’s a […]

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Thought Of The Month: September 2019

“The Fall Season:  The Process of Life” By: Vince DiPasquale As we begin another autumn season, let’s take time to reflect on the saying, “Life is a process, we need to learn how to trust it.” As I look at the majesty of God’s creation, I am grateful to be living on this earth. To […]

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Thought Of The Month: August 2019

“The Lazy Days of Summer” By: Vince DiPasquale We are now entering the one month of the year when the world seems to stop and we can smell the roses. Often, Mother Nature makes this the warmest month of the year. Maybe it’s about time we pay attention to good old Mother Nature. We all […]

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Thought Of The Month: June 2019

“God’s Messengers” By: Vince DiPasquale Welcome to the month of June, the beginning of summer, a time to relax, sit back and reflect on our lives. As I look back on my own life, I am grateful to so many people who have touched my life and made a difference. It began back in the […]

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