It's Okay If You Don't Want to Be a Parent

“This above all: to thine own self be true”. – William Shakespeare...more
Thank you, thank you, thank you for writing this! I am not yet past my childbearing years, but I ...more

Can You Quit Your Job as Stuff Manager?

Dear Stuff,I am writing to inform you that I am resigning from my position as Stuff Manager for the Townes Household, effective April 15, 2015....more
No you are absolutely correct! THANK YOU! Going to edit right now \U0001f60amore

Do You Give Up Anything for Lent?

Fat Tuesday's come and gone and Mardi Gras beads may still be littering some sidewalks, but the fun is over, guys. It's time for Lent....more
onthisnewmorning I love that post! I want to give that role up, too.more

Still Grieving

I need to come clean.  My last post was about “living courageously,” but I’m finding that to be much more difficult than I had anticipated.  Despite my best efforts to be strong and happy and brave, I am actually feeling very broken and weak and tired....more

How Letting Go of a Spiritual Journey Restores Everyday Joy

“What’s all this talk about ‘being on a journey’ and ‘awakening?' I just call it living.  It’s that simple.”That’s my husband’s typical response to my spirituality rants. What usually results in silence and eye rolls, has recently got me to thinking.Sometimes I get so deep into discovering the meaning behind every thought and body twitch that I forget to live. Today I’m letting go of the self critique and analysis.  Healing is in living. Freedom is allowing.Simplicity reigns. Be here. Be now.Do only that which lessens the grip....more

The Fallen Ones

Chasing the Milk Ring

I was pouring my coffee this morning, alone in my house, and I heard this loud thwumping coming from the dining room. I walked around the fat cat in the kitchen to find the fluffy orange cat with his nose and paws under the piano and the third cat, the calico, sitting close by, anticipating his every move. I guess I wasn’t as alone as I thought.Youngest daughter must have given him the ring off the milk jug last night when she had her Oreos, and this morning he was chasing it around the wood floors, crashing into chairs and, ultimately, it appears, the piano....more

Learning To Leap

Simply Silence

Simply SilenceWe need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls. ~Mother Teresa...more

Why you are NOT a 'Christian' witch

I'm not saying you're not a witch, I'm saying you're not a Christian witch. ...more

The supernatural in the news

Alternative title: Wake up and start helping people, Church!Life is weird... and sometimes what was previously cast in the light of fantasy; multiple movies about demon possession of people and houses, makes it to news headlines and needs to be addressed from a serious news angle. Case in point. ...more

The Hidden Benefits of Running

The Hidden Benefits of Runninghttp://wobcmagazine.com/7023/108871/a/the-hidden-benefits-of-running...more