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
Yes, it’s March and I’m not really thrilled about yet another snow storm in the northeast, but in spite of all the grumbling, there’s just something about snow…… Perhaps it is: the childlike excitement we feel when we see the first flakes of winter or maybe it’s the purest white that falls from the heavens … Continue reading There’s something about snow
Make today the day you fly “There is freedom waiting for you, On the breezes of the sky, And you ask “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, What if you fly?” Erin Hanson Continue reading What If You Fly?
Sometimes life brings us wonderful surprises, like it did for the beautiful princess who kissed the frog who because a handsome prince! But, sometimes we ‘kiss the frog,’ and the frog stays a frog. We all try to help others, solve problems, spread love and peace, and sometimes our efforts make a real difference. There … Continue reading Sometimes a frog is just a frog (not a prince)
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 goes … Continue reading Stay a kernel or pop
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