MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Together In The Blues

Posted on November, 9th 2016 by Marie

[caption id="attachment_9126" align="aligncenter" width="1697"] Blues for the Common Good[/caption] When I stand in the audience at a good blues concert, divisions between people fade to the background. I don’t care if the person next to me is wearing nice clothes or not, is a Democrat or Republican, is of the same nationality, race, or faith, or whether ...

Merry Christmas

Posted on December, 25th 2015 by Marie

Yesterday at the Christmas Eve service at our church, our family was asked to reflect on a time in our lives when we have felt lost, yet felt the power of unconditional love in our lives. I want to share it with you. When there is so much suffering in the world, what can we do? ...

Flat-lining Emotions and a Bulging Waist Line

Posted on April, 16th 2015 by Marie

When my foot falls asleep, the blood flow to the nervous tissues is cut off. The nerves cannot send signals to my brain, and I cannot feel the limb – although I can see it is right there. It makes me wonder if this piece of listless flesh will ever be able to move on ...

A Surprise Gift From Above

Posted on July, 12th 2013 by Marie

Today on my morning walk, a feather fell from the sky and landed vertically the grass right next to where I was walking. It came spiraling out of the sky and ended up with its end drilled into the grass, and thus inserting itself perfectly upright in the grass. As if someone in the sky ...

Judgment Daze

Posted on April, 10th 2013 by Marie

... So often we do this: We judge others! I certainly have thoughts on a regular basis that sound something like this: -"That guy looks so mean" -"She's so full of herself" - "I bet you are angry with me right now" We do it all the time: We tell each other and ourselves our stories - ...

My Many Experiences Of Foot-From-Mouth Removal

Posted on April, 17th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Foot Removal - the Good, the Bad, the Funny, and the Ugly"][/caption] “Excuse me while I remove my foot from my mouth”…  This sentence has come to mind many times in my life. I am a veritable master at saying the right thing at the wrong time. Or to stumble into ...

Why Death Doesn’t Scare Me… (It might not be what you think!)

Posted on April, 15th 2012 by Marie

[caption id="attachment_87" align="aligncenter" width="496" caption="Photo by: Jonathan Trout"][/caption] I almost died when I was eight years old. The experience was one of resignation. I had gotten really sick. Nobody, in the whole country of Denmark, could figure out what was wrong with me. Nothing showed up on tests. And as they kept testing, I just ...

Are you a Professional Energy Waster?

Posted on October, 18th 2011 by Marie

     So many of us do  it... We walk around unconsciously wasting our time and energy on things we don't even want to do. We live in the world of "have to". We plug away working ever harder, and it seems we get less and less done.     When we live life in a state of not ...

What is Life Coaching?

Posted on October, 16th 2011 by Marie

Often we have no clue what we really want!We just sense that our wheels are spinning, and we also are aware that we are not really "getting anywhere." We seem to use a good deal of effort, yet we get pennies on the dollar with regards to return on our "energy investment."We might feel exhausted ...

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