Some Things are to Remain as Mysteries

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 haveContinue reading “Some Things are to Remain as Mysteries”

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”

Asleep in the boat

I’ve been thinking a lot about the story in the Bible about how Jesus was asleep on a cushion in the stern of a boat while his disciples were battling a terrible squall. (Mark 4: 35-41) They woke Him up and said, “….don’t you care if we drown?” He got up and quieted the stormContinue reading “Asleep in the boat”

But she’s still my Mom

I haven’t’ posted for a bit because I’ve been with my Mom for her last few weeks .  About two weeks ago her earthly journey ended.  Before I continue, let me acknowledge a few things: Yes, she was 93 years old and lived a full life Yes, she was in a nursing home with dementiaContinue reading “But she’s still my Mom”

Find a Faith PLEASE!

I spent the afternoon yesterday with my Mom who is in a nursing home with dementia.  Last week she took a turn for the worse and I don’t know how many days I will have left to be with her. It’s a little difficult to communicate with her because she can’t have a conversation anymoreContinue reading “Find a Faith PLEASE!”

Sadness in Sandy Hook

I haven’t been posting lately…..this blog is both a blessing and sometimes, if I am honest, a burden.  I don’t even know if anyone is following anymore, but I felt the urge to write tonight because maybe it will help me to process this terrible tragedy that occurred just a few miles from my ownContinue reading “Sadness in Sandy Hook”