Tag: God

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… Continue Reading “The Cult of The Virgin”

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… Continue Reading “Love Thyself”

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… Continue Reading “Dream A Bigger Dream”

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… Continue Reading “Making Choices”

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.… Continue Reading “One Question”

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… Continue Reading “In Memoriam”

What Does Love Look Like?

I had a discussion last night with a friend wherein she recounted a discussion she had with someone in her church.  Her conversation was almost identical to myriad conversations I’ve had with well-meaning Christians throughout the years of my journey.  One such conversation went… Continue Reading “What Does Love Look Like?”

Playing Church

I think I’ve blogged myself into a corner.  Do you ever feel like you have to censor yourself, or that you can’t present a part of yourself as you truly are? That’s how I’m feeling, and I’m not quite sure how to go about… Continue Reading “Playing Church”

Sadists, Puppy Love, and Our Shimmering Hearts

Is “surreal” an emotion? May I take apart this word–sur réalité or sur réalisme? Taken from the French, it literally means ‘on reality’ or ‘on top of realism’.  The sense is that one is floating above the weightiness of the solid world.  One has… Continue Reading “Sadists, Puppy Love, and Our Shimmering Hearts”

Is This You?

When you read any of the following statements, do you see yourself? Do they resonate? You are a parent who listens to everyone else’s life at dinner but no one asks about your day, and you don’t feel free to intrude your emotions into the… Continue Reading “Is This You?”