I’m giving up god for lent

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 toContinue reading “I’m giving up god for lent”

The Land of Tears

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 wasContinue reading “The Land of Tears”

Magic vs. Religion

 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 whenContinue reading “Magic vs. Religion”

My Reflection in Others

‘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’tContinue reading “My Reflection in Others”

Nothing much to add to this one

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”

Understanding my thoughts

This morning as I sat down for some quiet time, I was drawn to read one of my favorite Psalms, Psalm 139.  The lines of this beautiful poem bring me such great comfort and it seems as though each time I read it, a different sentence or phrase touches me in a new way.  TodayContinue reading “Understanding my thoughts”

Not My Christmas Tree

So, this is a very beautiful Christmas Tree……but it is not mine! Oh, I do have some very beautiful ornaments,  but this year they are staying in their boxes.  This year, my Christmas Tree is more of a ‘Memory Tree.’ I sat with some photo albums and gathered together pics from the past.  I haveContinue reading “Not My Christmas Tree”