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”

The 8 Words To Say Before Amen

I believe that at some point in our lives we all pray.  Some of us pray daily and others pray only when they are struggling.  Some people give up on prayer when their prayers aren’t answered, and others continue to pray, trusting that God is listening.   We should pray because Jesus prayed.  Jesus prayedContinue reading “The 8 Words To Say Before Amen”

My ‘NOT’ New Year’s Resolutions!

Well, have you made them?   Have you broken them yet? Did you just decide that it’s hopeless and so you’re skipping this year? I really have not had very good luck with that exercise/lose weight goal that I set every year, so this year, I will set some goals that I will not do –Continue reading “My ‘NOT’ New Year’s Resolutions!”

Not My Christmas Tree

So, this is a very beautiful Christmas Tree……but it is not mine! Oh, I do have some very beautiful ornaments,  but this year they are staying in their boxes.  This year, my Christmas Tree is more of a ‘Memory Tree.’ I sat with some photo albums and gathered together pics from the past.  I haveContinue reading “Not My Christmas Tree”

Do you pray the prayer or does the prayer pray you?

Prayer is a difficult word to define and it elicits a myriad of emotions.  I have memorized many prayers and sometimes the mouth moves but the thoughts are somewhere else.  Perhaps it is because the words are so familiar that I don’t pay attention to what I am saying.  That is me ‘praying the prayer.’Continue reading “Do you pray the prayer or does the prayer pray you?”

It’s OK to walk away

  It’s been just over a year since I walked away from my work.  Even though I wasn’t quite ready to leave, I felt I didn’t have a choice.  Without getting into too much detail, I had to support my staff and myself.  At the end of the day, I have to be true toContinue reading “It’s OK to walk away”