Moving Rocks

 I get so overwhelmed at all of the sadness in the world. Wars, famine, genocide, disease. Besides prayer, I cannot even begin to imagine how to help. I feel there are many people who share this sentiment....more

Gratitude ~ Worth More than Money

Sometimes when I am eagerly awaiting my next pay check because some unexpected expenses ate up my spending money or even when I'm trying to shuffle things around so that my automatic bills don't bounce, I try to shift my thinking so I don't get caught in the trap of lack consciousness and making myself unhappy....more

Tapestry

Sometimes personal progress looks like self-sabotage. Not right away. But if you look close it does. Sometimes a person isn’t strong enough to sever the ties or to completely change a habit. So they push. They pick a fight. Because it’s easier to use the fight as a catalyst instead of making small choices everyday that amount to change.  Like art. It’s easier to burn it than face rejection....more

How My Atheist Boyfriend Helps Me Remember My Sense of God's Calling

Let me just preface this by saying: it’s not because I constantly feel the need to convert him. In fact, I never feel that need.No, The Dude, who is an affirmed atheist (or, as he’d probably prefer, humanist–it’s more pro-humans than anti-divinity) frequently reminds me of my first and strongest sense of a call to ministry in his continued incredulity of my profession....more

Jealousy, that Evil Green Eyed Monster!

Jealousy, some call it the green eyed monster, what ever you call it jealousy is just the worst emotion, the most negative emotion that you can manifest. A monster is a good description term for  jealousy which creates havoc, negativity, nastiness, bringing evil to anything that jealousy comes in contact with. To live your best life you must keep jealousy and jealous people out of your life. I know that it sounds harsh but so true. Jealousy has no home in a life based on unlimited possibilities. positive emotions, no judgement, just free to live your best life....more

Religious Equality

I should start off by saying that I am not a particularly religious person.  I've gone to various churches of various faiths during my lifetime.  I have read about other faiths.  We have discussions in our house about organized religion and religious beliefs and spiritually.  But we don't go to church or subscribe to any particular religion though I tend to just generalize and say we're basically Christian but a little agnostic....more
I totally agree!  It drives me crazy when all these people are calling it a "war on Christmas" ...more

Wrap Yourself in Love -- Three Brands Spreading Love You Can Wear

I’m ashamed to admit how easy it is at times to derail me from my path.Bad news, distractions from others or some form of escapism or procrastination has the ability to turn me instantly from a pro to amateur when it comes to my mission.I’m not proud of that, but — as they say — admitting is the first step to recovery....more

Truth in Darkness

Winter...judging by the scene outside my windows, it's arrived in grand style. Overnight, a white blanket has been pulled up and tucked under the chin of what just days ago was lush, green grass. The fire-colored leaves fell all too quickly and are gone, leaving behind naked, gray branches. The world outside is nearly void of color save for the white and hints of slate....more

Open Letter To Whomever Is Writing the Women and the Priesthood Essay

Lds.org has hosted a series of essays this year that have addressed some of the murkier parts of the Mormon history and doctrine. While these essays have fallen short of people’s concerns in a lot of ways, it has also inspired a lot of hope. It is the first time many of these things are being addressed and publicly spoken about, which is just a relief all its own....more
Write an essay on a religious theme, not a simple ...more

The Yearning that is Behind Everything

Last weekend I went to the Community Satsang at our local yoga studio. My friend TeZa, aka Lord Flea, led us in two chants, the second one was Om Hare Bhagavate Satchidananda....more