Calling Me

I am walking between the worlds,Where I belong,I do not knowSpirits are beckoning,In every direction I goI am on a journey,Looking for a place,A place to call home*A breeze invades my space,Wrapping me in its arms,Lifting me off my feet,Carries me to a farmThe farm has fields,...more

The Sea Rose

http://www.signatureillustration.org Brooke HadenA Queen jealous and spread a few liesBeauty and innocence, The Sea Rose’s demiseHer soul taken before it was conceivedCondemned and shunned because others believedHer place on earth never transpired...more

One-Way Road

Everytime the wind is heardAnd so is sheEverytime a soul criesAnd so does sheEverytime a spirit whispers...more

I Am An 'Unchurched' Christian

If you google the words "unchurched Christian", what you'll find is first, a Barna survey exploring the percentages of individuals who claim to be Christians but don't attend church, and second, quite literally thousands of blogs, articles, "Pastor's Corners", and comments from churched Christians on why *they* think these people no longer attend, why *they* think these people are in the wrong, and the most appalling dis...more
I understand and agree. I have been an unchurched Christian for several years. I stopped ...more

A Journey of Spiritual Healing

That photo to the right was me in July of 2006. I had gone through a rough year. I had a failed relationship that moved me 600 miles away from home, then back home. I lost my grandfather and I felt like I overall had lost my way in life....more
Wishing you God's blessings in your journey ... thanks so much for sharing from your ...more

What do you do?

When someone in your group of friends speaks out about blacks, gays, Muslims, Jews, Democrats, divorcees, nudists,  or whatever, in a derogatory manner, what do you do? Does it matter if you are at work in a friend's home, in your own home, in the speaker's home? What if they are a friend or relative, or both?...more

Why I love religious people without being religious

There are a lot of different opinions about religions and how they affect people. Opinions that may or may not be biased (but probably are, since everyone experiences some level of religious affectations in their daily lives). Opinions that may or may not cause hateful words, or loving words. Sharing or isolating. It is certainly a divisive topic. Personally, I am not religious. I would probably classify myself as spiritual (spiritual agnostic is my favourite term)....more

Inarticulate Garbling

I went for my first run in six months on Saturday morning.  I started grinning about half a block from home, kept on grinning through about three and a half kilometres of pounding feet and aching chest, and then felt the tears come when I caught sight of home.  My body was ready to be finished (and it would punish me mercilessly in the following days).  But me?  Some part of me is still out there.  Rocking out to Jay-Z and Kanye's Otis and freaking out my neighbours.......more
 @DesiValentine4  They do have away of making tears well up when we least expect it! I love the ...more

A Hero's Example: Giving to the Homeless

For nearly thirty years, Father Maurice Chase would hand out dollar bills to people on Los Angeles’ skid row. “Father Dollar”, as Chase was called, stood on the sidewalk among the poorest of the city’s poor. He didn’t judge anyone; he simply gave dollar bills to everyone who stood in line. Father Chase didn’t care if the people used the money to buy food or drink or drugs, he only wanted those people to know they weren’t invisible and that they were loved. ...more

Our Annual Spring House Blessing

Right before the first day of spring, as nature renews its spirit and strength, so goes the renewal of spirit and strength in our home. Every year we invite our priest over to our home and perform a "House Blessing" ceremony, or "Service of the Blessing of Water". Image: 依靈 via Flickr ...more
 @CarolynMullin Thanks so much for taking the time to comment. Yes, God is with us always and ...more