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
So, a friend sent me this pic of her neighbor’s backyard in South Carolina. After my rapid heartbeat returned to normal and the screaming stopped, I said, “Are you kidding me?” – a few expletives omitted! She replied, “Oh, this is a good snake, you want these, they keep the bad snakes out!” Let me … Continue reading Good Snakes???
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 was … Continue reading The Land of Tears
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 when … Continue reading Magic vs. Religion
‘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’t … Continue reading My Reflection in Others
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
I remember a few years back someone saw the face of Jesus on a slice of toast. Oh, there have been many sightings of Jesus’ face, on buildings, tree trunks, clouds, and so much more. Believe me, I am not making fun or doubting, because, who am I to judge, and if it reminds you … Continue reading A Slice of Toast