Category: Christianity

Without Love…

There is a reason I steer clear of Internet content.  I end up writing blog posts in an effort to elucidate what is really true. This morning, I thought I might visit CNN to catch up on current events.  Aside from seeing that everyone…

The Cult of The Virgin

I have got to get this off my chest.  At this point, I don’t care if every person who reads this blog never reads it again.  There comes a point when one can’t be silent anymore. I came across an article today while doing…

Love Thyself

“To be accepted is to have your whole person, good or otherwise, received by another without condemnation.” “God has made us accepted in the Beloved” (Ephesians 1:3-9). We are told to ‘accept one another just as Christ also accepted you, to the glory of God.’ (Romans…

Dream A Bigger Dream

“While kayaking in the Cache River National Wildlife Refuge on Feb. 11, 2004, Gene Sparling of Hot Springs, Ark., saw an unusually large, red-crested woodpecker fly toward him and land on a nearby tree. He noticed several field marks suggesting the bird was an…

Making Choices

As much as I find therapy helpful, I process my life differently most of the time.  I always have. Sometimes I want to describe myself as a theist.  It’s easier because the term “Christian”  or Jewish means different things to different people.  To some…

One Question

I spent time with a friend today.  The weather is beautiful here right now.  Autumnal perfection.  It’s easy to sink into contemplation when straddling seasons.  It feels a bit like summer but not quite.  The bright, red Maple leaves announce the coming fall temperatures….

In Memoriam

I just learned tonight that Brennan Manning passed away in April.  Many of you may have no idea who Brennan Manning is.  That’s okay.  He was a speaker, author, and exceptional human being.  He was a Franciscan priest.  In my mind, what defines Brennan…

The God Card

An aptly named post, I think, as it’s beginning to feel like a soap opera over here.  I just need a guy named Dirk to move in next door, and my neighbors across the street to start throwing down outside.  But, hey, we did…

Safe People

After my last post, I wanted to pause and discuss the idea of a safe person and what that means using Drs. Cloud and Townsend’s book Safe People.  On their website, Cloud and Townsend ask the question: What are safe people? This is a…

The Second Emancipation Proclamation

I’ve been thinking about sex.  I have a lot of questions about sex.  I’ll explain.  The cause du jour right now in both sacred and secular circles is human trafficking.  Celebrities from both spheres are jumping on the sexual slavery bandwagon, waving “Stop Slavery”…