Please don’t limit my God

God is so much more than the boxes that we put Him/Her in!  I grow so tired of those who try to define God.  After all, the Pharisees thought that they knew God, they certainly knew all the rules! And we see how Jesus blew them up. God is bigger than our thoughts, definitions, explanations, descriptions andContinue reading “Please don’t limit my God”

Oh the secrets

Sometimes I like to look at people’s faces and wonder what their life is like.  What challenges have they faced?  What kind of suffering did they encounter?  How many disappointments did they face along the way? And what about celebrations?  Where was the joy in their life?  Who was with them at  these happy times?Continue reading “Oh the secrets”

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”

Operating from your core

I truly believe that it is so helpful to operate from a set of core beliefs.  A few of mine are above.  I do admit, that they may change depending on where I am in life or what I’m dealing with, but that’s ok.  These are what I’m feeling like at this moment, and hereContinue reading “Operating from your core”

Lessons learned from a peony

I have to admit that peonies are one of my favorite flowers!  They are just so magnificent and majestic.  It takes a while  before they burst open in all of their elegance, but it is worth the wait.  They hide their beauty inside a perfectly formed round bud and who could ever guess that atContinue reading “Lessons learned from a peony”

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!”

And she didn’t even have to ask

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”

I think I’ve finally found it

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 selfContinue reading “I think I’ve finally found it”