'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

An Open Mind

NaBloPoMo – BlogHer – March 2014Tuesday, March 25, 2014 What is your favourite personality trait that you possess?~~~~~~~~It would be much easier to write about my least favorite personality traits. For instance, I’m trusting to a fault; I am closed, guarded, and secretive; I do not handle change very well; I can be complacent and indifferent; I am insecure, lack self-confidence, and have low self-esteem....more

Christians who curse...and other unsavory sins.

I have not been a Christian my entire life.  Well, I was a nominal Christian.  Meaning I wasn’t born Jewish or Muslim or Buddhist.  We had trees in our house every December and baskets with malted milk balls showed up in the spring.  I occasionally went to the Methodist church down the street when my mother had what I can only imagine was a spiritual awakening. It wasn’t really a bring-down-the-rafters Praise God and Hallelujah kind of place.  It was more a somber, a cappella-like-a-Zen-Buddhist-monk-chant of Praise God from whom all blessings flow kind of place. My mother had me baptized when I was five. I was up at the altar with the babies, and the thing I remember most was that I hated the dress with the yellow ribbon my mother made me get, because I wanted the one with the blue.The point is, I didn’t grow up church-y.  Plus, I grew up in northern New Jersey.  Put those two together and it makes for an interesting experience when I sit around a table with people who grew up in the church-i-est of the churches.Primarily, because I curse.I curse a lot....more
h2ogirl1977  Lol I think there's quite a few of us!!!  Thank God!!!  We say the same thing ...more

How to Overcome Brokenness

Broken. Despondent. Bereft. These are feelings we all wrestle with. And they’re the exact things I want to see us overcome.Have you ever felt someone’s brokenness? Felt their emptiness tremble in your arms? Had their tears of abandonment bleed onto your shirt? Heard their pain quiver in the words they cry?...more

New Perspectives

I hope everyone is enjoying/enjoyed their weekend!...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

Connecting With Our Baby

Although I am a mother of nine and a grandmother to four and soon to be five grandchildren  these new grandbabies continue to startle me with their awareness and ability to connect intellectually with me....more

How bold are you?

I have told you all before that I attend the Glory Refuge Church here in Green Country. Pastor James and Rita Johnson are doing a great job getting the church up and running and now we are all working on helping it to grow! So if you are ever in the neighborhood be sure to stop by.  ...more

Who Needs a Teddy Bear When You Have a Teddy Baby?

Here’s a family story to make you smile and maybe even want to cuddle a baby. A newborn can see clearly for about 8 inches, just far enough to focus intently on his mother’s face. It is almost as if the initiative to bond comes from the baby first, especially when I consider the fierce hand grip they are born with....more

Embracing life and accepting the present moment brings true power!

I use to find that I fought anything and everything that showed up in life that I didn't like or want. I'd resist the present moment thinking that I could change what already happened. Thinking about this I realize how irrational I behaved thinking that I could turn back time, erasing the present moment! How silly inviting all that drama it about a situation that was here to stay.  Only through my yoga practice learning to not only accept the present moment but to embrace did I find the peace and love that always eluded me....more