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
It is no wonder that so much of the world has no use for God. Many of the things that we value in this world, money, power, ambition, strength, have no place in God’s world. Our God is a God of opposites. Here are a few examples: ‘Blessed are the poor, the meek, those who … Continue reading God’s World of Opposites
This is my first Mother’s Day without my mom. It is a bittersweet day for me, because I’m sad that she is no longer within reach, so to speak, but I’m so grateful for the many years we shared together. There are a few things that I have realized about moms throughout the years: Yes, … Continue reading Mother’s Day: A Tribute to Moms
The other day a mosquito landed on me. I thought, ugh, I can’t believe they are out already! And then the thought occurred to me, ‘why would God ever create mosquitos? They are such pests!’ And then I chuckled because I had a hazelnut moment (Julian of Norwich – but not so profound). I thought … Continue reading Mosquitos and God
So, a friend sent me this pic of her neighbor’s backyard in South Carolina. After my rapid heartbeat returned to normal and the screaming stopped, I said, “Are you kidding me?” – a few expletives omitted! She replied, “Oh, this is a good snake, you want these, they keep the bad snakes out!” Let me … Continue reading Good Snakes???
Yesterday I found myself saying (to myself), ‘how do I get myself involved with these things?’ I was put in a situation where I was asked to do something that I really didn’t want to do and now I have to find a way out of it – through honesty and kindness. I have been … Continue reading Life is a Spiral