For several days now, I seem to be stuck on the story about the Possessed Boy in Mark’s Gospel (Mark 9: 14 – 29). Each time I open my Bible to read on, I am drawn to rereading this story, and like always, with each read I gain new wisdom and insights. The father … Continue reading Humble Words
It has been said that a thin place is a place where the boundary between heaven and earth is especially thin. It’s a place where we can sense the divine more readily. I was fascinated by this definition when I first heard of it, because you see, I have experienced these ‘thin places.’ I think we … Continue reading Ever Been There?
I stumbled across this on my lawn a couple of days ago. We had some winds the night before, and this little nest was probably knocked out of the tree that it was in. It made me sad to think of all of the effort that the mama bird put into carefully constructing the nest, and … Continue reading Some Things Are Just Not Meant To Be
(This post is a little longer than most, but these feelings run deep, so thanks for stopping by) Eucharist Mystery, Miracle, Magic We have come so far in our understanding of Eucharist, or have we? (I deliberately did not use ‘the’ before the word Eucharist….poetic license) I’d like to think that all the rules and regulations regarding … Continue reading What is Eucharist?
Do you remember that Verizon commercial? Illustrating all the different locations where Verizon gets service? It was catchy, clever and certainly memorable. Sometimes I feel as though my prayer life is like a Verizon commercial! I need to pray for ___, and ____, or and don’t forget ___. Did I remember ____, oh and _____, … Continue reading And she didn’t even have to ask
(Thank you Prior Lake American for creating a visual of the way that I am feeling) So I’m thinking’…..as I have my Noah snowsuit on…… Should I start building an ark with skis? Should I start eating those chips because comfort food adds layers of blubber? Should I take a mental vacation to the … Continue reading Is this me?
So, I’m thinking that this post is going to sound like a cross between spirituality 101 and a fairy tale. For years I have struggled with the false-self/true-self model. Not that I didn’t believe that it had validity – too many of my respected mentors speak of it, but I just couldn’t wrap my self … Continue reading I think I’ve finally found it