Contemplation

Merriam-Webster defines contemplation as a state of mystical awareness of God’s being. I like that definition.  Is there really any other way to experience God other than through mystical awareness?  Voltaire said this, “In the beginning God created man in His own image, and man has been trying to repay the favor ever since.” WeContinue reading “Contemplation”

Lenten Hope

  It’s just been a tough couple of weeks..certainly don’t want to compare myself to Job, but at my lowest moments, that’s where I’m going.  Why is it that at times the struggles seem to come from every direction?  No matter what I plan for my ‘lenten sacrifices/promises,’ God always has other plans.  And so,Continue reading “Lenten Hope”

What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know….

Some of us were having a discussion yesterday trying to tackle the age old questions:  Why does God allow suffering? Why doesn’t He stop it? etc.  You know the questions…we struggle with them throughout our lives…. Someone offered this wisdom: Think of a pie chart: The smallest segment (yellow) represents what we know – ourContinue reading “What We Don’t Know We Don’t Know….”