A Runecasting – Elemental Influences

In a runecasting, it’s nice to include a significator in the center. Runes are similar to the Tarot’s Major Arcana in that they depict the spiritual journey each of us takes while in physical form. Some runecasters believe that Dagaz, our signficator, is the final rune of the Elder Futhark instead of Othala. I tend to agree....more

My Personal Assistant

Today's NaBloPoMo writing prompt is "If you had a personal assistant who would do your most dreaded tasks, which items from your to-do list would you assign out?" Here's that list:...more

Give Them Something Great to Imitate

  You know what’s funny about when you have kids? When you have kids, you get to see a direct reflection of yourself. Children have this way of simplifying situations while simultaneously causing chaos. It is a beautiful chaos, not right in that moment but you will see the beauty of it later down the line. My son opened my eyes to the best and worst parts of myself. He shows me so clearly, beautifully and sometimes painfully what I should work on, change or celebrate without even knowing he is doing so....more

Desire to Create Change, One Person at a Time

"I’m going to use my experiences and skills to help bring positive changes to Ghana my motherland, Africa my home, and the world as a whole. Dear friend, what do you think you can also do to promote change?"Emmanuel Kwabena Tetteh, August 2015Emmanuel’s comments made me think about the old proverb about the boy and the starfish:...more

The Power of Belief

When I was 9 years old, I belonged to a Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. As required, I gave 5 minute talks every so often, on topics based on their guidelines to make an example as to how one could create a way to  preach in a non-secular setting, such as during school lunch or while waiting at a bus stop. While I'd been giving these presentations since I was five, I had started writing them on my own around the age of six or seven. So on this day, when I was nine, after I gave my presentation and received the beautiful applause that I had been nurtured to live for, the elder gave his critique as was the norm. He told me, "as usual," I did an outstanding job, however, I was old enough to begin writing these talks on my own, without the help of my parents. I immediately voiced that I did when my own mother, sitting behind me, clamped her hand over my mouth....more

When the Christian life is a bit too much like a political debate...

I confess. If I can go to bed before 9 p.m. each night, I do. While a football game for my favorite team might keep me up beyond my "early to bed, early to rise" habits on the weekend (and only sometimes), debates for presidential candidates do not. It's not that I don't care about the upcoming presidential contest. It's just that I know I can get the gist of the debate through news and editorial comments in the days that follow.And so I sleep rather than watch the debates....more

The Thursday 10

This week's Thursday 10 is a virtual assignment.  It may be a bit difficult, but you can do it!!...more

6 Ways to Turn A Bad Day Into A Good One

You know those days when everything clicks and you can’t believe how amazing you are? You replay the highlights of the day in your head like you're the star of an epic movie about your life. You tell yourself you can accomplish anything and you even do the happy dance. You are awesome! ...more
msmarcie Yes! Both are great ideas.more

When You Feel Like It Is All Too Much

Sometimes there is nothing you can do.  The dog is dying.  Your husband is leaving.  Your kid is on drugs.  You have done everything that you can find in terms of advice on the internet.  You have asked all of your friends for advice and nothing has changed.  I personally know what that feels like. ...more