The other day a mosquito landed on me. I thought, ugh, I can’t believe they are out already! And then the thought occurred to me, ‘why would God ever create mosquitos? They are such pests!’ And then I chuckled because I had a hazelnut moment (Julian of Norwich – but not so profound). I thought … Continue reading Mosquitos and 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 and … Continue reading Please don’t limit my God
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
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. Today … Continue reading Understanding my thoughts
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 here … Continue reading Operating from your core
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 at … Continue reading Lessons learned from a peony
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 anymore … Continue reading Find a Faith PLEASE!
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