Beliefs

Words of Russell Clayton

DON’T SUFFER YOUR LIFE AWAY Some people bear their suffering better than others. When you are suffering, don’t bring any negative thoughts that may worsen an already bad situation. Aim to bring your positive attitude, stillness, and peace to whatever situation that arises, whether happy or sad. Don’t…

Count it all Joy

“Count it all joy, my brothers [and sisters], when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. “James: 1:2-4 Joy is that…

I Choose Joy

Not knowing her future forces us to live and find Joy in the present. My mother’s name is Sarah and she will be 93 in January. Her majestic face is strengthened by high, chiseled cheekbones and deeply set eyes that bestow upon her an enviable, timeless beauty. My…

My Life Is A-OK!

  Isn’t it wonderful that life itself gives you the chance to rejoice and delight in all things? Sure, some of the things are difficult but once you back off and see it for what it truly is, there is still the opportunity to be glad. You may…

A Blogger’s Post: Joy

My mind is thinking of what colors I should paint the room, imagining how she will look, and anxious for her to finally come into the world. My daughter Riley Blake has now made her entrance and the joy I feel is beyond anything I have ever felt. Bringing…

JOY IN THE MORNING, JOY EVERY DAY

“When you do things from your soul, you feel a river moving in you, a joy” – Rumi Do you feel there is something missing from your life, that perhaps the world is against you or that other people seem to smile, laugh and be a lot happier…

Affirmations with Russell Clayton

  Coming Soon… Seven years ago I started writing The Greater You. I was inspired by the death of my father to write an in-depth book about the keys to life for the benefit of my children. In order to prepare myself, I read over one hundred books…

A Starfish Minister

I am a Starfish Minister. I bestowed this label upon myself in conversation with a philosopher who was describing her “purpose in life” as a “systems changer”. When she finished the description, she then inquired about how I see myself as contributing to the evolution of humanity. It…

THE SIGNIFICANCE OF DIWALI IN DIFFERENT RELIGIONS

The word “DIWALI” is derived from two words ‘deep’, which means lamp or diyas, and ‘’ avali’’ which means row – so the meaning stands for a row of lights. During the festival of Diwali all the houses in India, offices, and streets are decorated with lights or…

Will You Stand OR Compromise?

“Your ability to stand up for your truth is a muscle, and the more you exercise it the stronger it gets” Dan Pallota Our world is a sphere of shifting moral and ethical values -the clear-cut delineation of black and white, has morphed into more than fifty shades…