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
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)