MarieTrout

Walking through the blues.

Glass “Half-Empty” Blues

Posted on August, 16th 2012 by Marie

“I am just sick of negative people!” I overheard a person the other day that was complaining along those lines. And the more she complained the more the other person looked ready to run away. And many times we do this: we are not aware that we are sending into the world the exact thing ...

“I Never Get What I Want”

Posted on July, 28th 2012 by Marie

 - "You are always late !" - "I am always the last to know!" - "You never listen to me!" Do you recognize this way of communicating? You probably know a few "Always and Never" people. You might even occasionally use this kind of black and white language yourself. We all feel the need for strong and powerful ...

Are YOU in a Jackpot Relationship?

Posted on July, 20th 2012 by Marie

Yes, of course it is nice to win the jackpot. Yet, a Jackpot Relationship might be both draining and abusive! People in such a relationship might hope that the relationship will magically change for the better even as the same patterns are repeated over and over. It is very much like the gambler who keeps putting money in the slot machine. Every ...

A Love-Affair With Gossip

Posted on June, 2nd 2012 by Marie

 “Gosh, I wonder what Emilia was thinking the other day when she wore that red polka dot top with the pink striped pants… It must be that boyfriend she has started hanging out with – and did you see that her eyes matched her pants too? Ha-ha…. I think that she must have been up ...

How A Bad Pentecost Experience Lit Up My Memorial Day

Posted on May, 28th 2012 by Marie

I was (late) on my way to church yesterday and found myself annoyed at the dust in my car. IT was FUNKY! Then some dude cut in front of me and "made me" miss an opportunity to blast through the intersection, just as the slowest light in town was turning red. Finally once ensconced in ...

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 ...

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