Merriam-Webster defines contemplation as a state of mystical awareness of God’s being. I like that definition.  Is there really any other way to experience God other than through mystical awareness?  Voltaire said this, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.” WeContinue reading “Contemplation”

Oh the secrets

Sometimes I like to look at people’s faces and wonder what their life is like.  What challenges have they faced?  What kind of suffering did they encounter?  How many disappointments did they face along the way? And what about celebrations?  Where was the joy in their life?  Who was with them at  these happy times?Continue reading “Oh the secrets”

Happy National Bobblehead Day

Yes, it’s true.  Today is National Bobblehead Day and yes, I have to admit, I have been a Bobblehead at times in my life.  There have been times when I have kept silent, allowing my head to bobble a bit when I should have spoken up. It’s difficult to speak up when you are dealingContinue reading “Happy National Bobblehead Day”

Save me from my Self Righteousness

“I have not come to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32 Self Righteous = convinced of one’s own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others : narrow-mindedly moralistic Sinner = Someone who misses the mark Repent = Change your direction (you’re going the wrong way) In light of theseContinue reading “Save me from my Self Righteousness”

The 8 Words To Say Before Amen

I believe that at some point in our lives we all pray.  Some of us pray daily and others pray only when they are struggling.  Some people give up on prayer when their prayers aren’t answered, and others continue to pray, trusting that God is listening.   We should pray because Jesus prayed.  Jesus prayedContinue reading “The 8 Words To Say Before Amen”

My ‘NOT’ New Year’s Resolutions!

Well, have you made them?   Have you broken them yet? Did you just decide that it’s hopeless and so you’re skipping this year? I really have not had very good luck with that exercise/lose weight goal that I set every year, so this year, I will set some goals that I will not do –Continue reading “My ‘NOT’ New Year’s Resolutions!”