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 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
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