Mother’s Day: A Tribute to Moms

This is my first Mother’s Day without my mom.  It is a bittersweet day for me, because I’m sad that she is no longer within reach, so to speak, but I’m so grateful for the many years we shared together. There are a few things that I have realized about moms throughout the years: Yes,Continue reading “Mother’s Day: A Tribute to Moms”

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”

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”

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!”

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”

Do You See What I See?

  Ok, I drew an outline around this, but I think that we can all agree that this is a ‘heart-puddle’.  It was in my driveway this morning and I had the privilege of seeing it and reflecting on it on my morning walk.  You see, the more that you look, the more that youContinue reading “Do You See What I See?”