When is it going to be enough?

Another shooting, this time it’s a school in Parkland Florida.  There have been many school shootings, just as there have been movie theater shootings, baseball field shootings, concert shootings, and on and on…… I have always gotten a little upset by those who criticize people who send their ‘thoughts and prayers,’ but in a wayContinue reading “When is it going to be enough?”

Stay a kernel or pop

Happy National Popcorn Day!   Here are my options:  I can either stay a hard shelled kernel or I can explode into the world. When hard times come, and they always do, I withdraw, pull into myself and not let anyone in.  I become so hardened that change is impossible.  Nothing comes in, nothing goesContinue reading “Stay a kernel or pop”

The Land of Tears

So there is a story in the Gospels talks about Jesus going to a town called Nain. As He was approaching the town, He saw a dead body being carried out, ‘the only son of a widowed mother.’ When He saw her, ‘his heart went out to her and He said, “Don’t cry.” He wasContinue reading “The Land of Tears”

Magic vs. Religion

 Lately I’ve been having conversations with my Deity asking why the requests I’ve been asking for aren’t being done! They’re good things, really, helping others, healing others, things not even for myself, but for those I love.  Things that I certainly would do if I had the power! And then I find this: Magic is whenContinue reading “Magic vs. Religion”

My Reflection in Others

‘The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image.  Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.” (Thomas Merton) Oh, this is a really tough one, especially because I think that most of the time we don’tContinue reading “My Reflection in Others”

Nothing much to add to this one

Two conflicting forces cannot exist in one human heart. When doubt reigns, faith cannot abide. Where hatred rules, love is crowded out. Where selfishness rules, there love cannot dwell. When worry is present, trust cannot crowd its way in. Billy Graham There’s not much to add to this one because it clearly says it all,Continue reading “Nothing much to add to this one”