You know how sometimes when you are reading, a line pops out and stays with you? Well, that happened to me this week while I was reading Psalm 73:23 “Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand.” I was struck by the image of God holding me by my right … Continue reading You Hold Me By My Right Hand
I don’t read a lot of fiction, but when a book is recommended to me by someone I love (my daughter), I make an exception. And although this story is fiction, the spirituality woven through it rings truth. The book is ‘Where the Crawdads Sing,’ by Delia Owens and if you haven’t read it, I … Continue reading A Quote That Stuck With Me
There has been a load that I have been carrying for three years. I’ve referenced it in some previous posts, although my messages have been somewhat cryptic. I was badly hurt, really betrayed by someone who I worked for and thought very highly of, and considered a friend. It was one of the most painful … Continue reading How do you know when you have forgiven?
I frequently ask myself ‘what if’ questions: What if it rains on the day that I plan my hike? What if I make mistakes when I’m playing piano this week? What if they don’t like me? What if I say the wrong thing? What if I push send on that text that I decided not … Continue reading What If
I heard this a few days ago on a radio talk show that I sometimes listen to. There was a substitute host, and I wish that I could remember who it was so that I could give him credit for this. It is not a religious talk show, so this story was quite a surprise … Continue reading We Just Know
So, after a lot of thought, I decided that I’m giving up god for lent! (conversation with myself) Well, that’s sort of an odd thing to do. I mean, isn’t lent all about getting closer to God. going deep, strengthening the relationship? Yes, absolutely! Well then, why on earth (or heaven) would you want to … Continue reading I’m giving up god for lent
A month or so ago I bought a kit to grow lavender. It came with a pot, soil and the tiniest lavender seeds. I love lavender, but no matter how many times I have bought lavender plants, they die. I just can’t seem to grow lavender. I thought this time would be different. Perhaps if … Continue reading Waiting
Sometimes it only takes a spark! I haven’t posted for a while. I don’t know why, it certainly isn’t because I have a shortage of thoughts or opinions, they always seem to flow. But, this morning I received an email from someone who said, “Hoping that you are still writing.” That was my spark, … Continue reading A Spark
Sometimes my brain starts spinning and I begin to beat myself up internally. I start to think about all the things that I have done wrong or times that I have hurt people, deliberately or not. I think of being face-to-face with God and just lowering my head in shame because of missed opportunities. As … Continue reading What If?
I consider myself a spiritual person. I do belong to a specific religion, and while I believe in its Creed, I also see serious flaws in the establishment. I think of it as one of my vehicles to God, not my only one. And I respect all religions that teach love and peace. I have … Continue reading Some Things are to Remain as Mysteries