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
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
I remember a few years back someone saw the face of Jesus on a slice of toast. Oh, there have been many sightings of Jesus’ face, on buildings, tree trunks, clouds, and so much more. Believe me, I am not making fun or doubting, because, who am I to judge, and if it reminds you … Continue reading A Slice of Toast
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!
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
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 you … Continue reading Do You See What I See?
I can’t tell you how many times the kids in our program ask a question like, ‘if God didn’t want Adam and Eve to eat from that tree, why did he put it there in the first place?’ If we are honest, we’ve asked ourselves that very same question. Oh, we might phrase it … Continue reading free will…..friend or foe?