Let It Go

Lately, I continue to find myself getting caught up in the decisions of others.  Decisions, I feel, they are making poorly.  It’s difficult to see someone, especially someone you love, make bad choices.  Choices you know will have bad results. How do I know they will turn out bad? Because they’ve made the same choices in the past and I have seen the outcome.  I know the results will not change, because the circumstances have not changed.  Results that are painful. Painful to not only themselves, but to those around them as well....more

God And Religion

  Is God and Religion related? Do you have to be religious to worship God?  I believe in God and I follow Hinduism.  While the reason I follow Hinduism is because I was born to Hindu parents (one of them was a strong non-believer in God ), my belief in God has gone through quite a lot of on and off phases and finally I felt its okay to believe in God.  I totally accept the fact that its possible to live without believing in God.  ...more

My Art Retreat for Survivors of Sexual Abuse this Weekend

 I am full for my retreat this Saturday, but wanted to let you know what I do. This retreat is called "Finding the Holy/ Exploring our Spirituality through Art." It is for women survivors of sexual abuse and trauma in childhood and beyond. Many abuse survivors struggle with the idea of a loving God that failed to stop or intervene in their abuse. We explore those feelings and take steps to find our own spirituality in the face of our trauma....more

2007 Poem of Thanksgiving

I'm a journalist in both senses of the word - I write for magazines and newspapers but I also write everyday in a journal. I have them going back decades. Each morning, coffee cup in hand, I write in my journal and then read RBC Ministeries 'Our Daily Bread' devotional.  Weekends or when there is time or reason, I write more.  Last year there were three 2013 volumes....more

My Sunday Morning - Not What it Used to Be

Here I sit, on my couch with coffee and a Sunday paper on my lap on a March Sunday morning at about a quarter to 9. Just that simple description still boggles my mind a bit, I must admit. I have been a life-long church goer. It is what. you. do....more

'Cosmos' vs Creationism

Cosmos: A Personal Voyage first aired on PBS in 1980. The thirteen part series inspired a generation of children and reeducated the public about science, as well as the universe and our place in it. The host, Carl Sagan, became the American face of popular science and remains one of the most beloved and recognizable scientists of our time....more

What Does Faith Look Like?

The word 'faith' is such an interesting word. When I am looking for writing jobs, I type that word into the search box to describe the subject I want to write about. I also type in 'religion, spirituality and church'. For me personally, each of these words carry an entirely different and distinct meaning. But for general search engines and job categories they are interchangeable. ...more
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Dear GOD

I was in front of my computer.  Thinking, reading blogs, praying; trying to understand my path.I know. I was listening.Selfishness creeps in.  Self doubt is knocking on the door of my heart. Why does our human side have to come out so ugly.  Dying to flesh is a process....more

God's Fingerprints

God's FingerprintsGod's fingerprints are everywhere.  God is a fabulous communicator.We are looking for personal testimonies on the existance of God.  We are seeking evidencethat God can be heard, seen, felt and tasted through Faith, Love and Hope.We would like for you to post a comment on the blog below.  God Bless!!http://blessings2all.blogspot.com...more
I'm grateful for your blog.  My daughter is having problems with drugs and alcohol. Your posted ...more

A change for the better?

It has been a while since I have posted anything.  Really my life has been sort of boring which has been kind of nice.  I had settled into a nice routine...work, kids, church.  I have been focused on making God my first love and getting to know him better.   I have read through the bible and am a third of the way through it again.  I go to lifegroups at our church which are smaller more intimate bible studies....more
praying for your very difficult situation.  I clearly am coming to your story late in the game, ...more