Love is complicated for sure. Those we love and who love us may have different expectations of love, some of which have nothing to do with love at all. Our definition of love may be askew as well. Love from the heart wants what is best for your higher good but real life interactions often … Continue reading I Hear I am Loved. I Just Don’t Feel It.
Faith and trust in God
Have We Become the United States of Stupid?
Recently I read a meme posted on Facebook about stupid people. The first time I read it, I was uncomfortable that he spoke about people being stupid. Growing up, stupid was an unacceptable word, so when I read this quote from Dietrich Bonhoeffer, an anti-Nazi theologian imprisoned in Germany in the 1940s reflecting on … Continue reading Have We Become the United States of Stupid?
I don't remember Satan being a big part of my religious upbringing. I remember praising God through prayer and song, and hearing that God is good, but the devil was more a thing of movies and books, and funny sayings. When people said, "The devil made me do it", it was always with a grin … Continue reading Acknowledging Satan
Accepting That You Are Not Alone
Accepting that you are not alone is a difficult and yet immensely rewarding accomplishment during difficult times. Making decisions and dealing with suffering leave many feeling lost and alone and in need of comfort and support. This weekend in our community was Relay For Life, a time for coming together after months of fundraising to support … Continue reading Accepting That You Are Not Alone
Fearlessly Free to Be You and Me
In the 90s as a middle school teacher, I assisted a bit in the production, as much as my talents allowed, of the play version of Marlo Thomas and friends’, “Free to Be You and Me “. I remember that the kids really enjoyed it as did I. Listening to sound bites of the songs … Continue reading Fearlessly Free to Be You and Me