Ignorant or Evil – What Can We Do… if Anything?

I am about to broach a controversial  topic. The events that have been occurring lately –  shootings at schools and movie theatres…the release and popularity of movies like Zero Dark Thirty  and Django and Les Miserables and Argo… and even Silver Linings Playbook ( …just to name a few) have made me pause to think. I am extremely conflicted about this subject… who is good and who…

Sacred Poems and Prayers

Psalm 1… a good place to start a much-needed read-through of the Bible. When I decided that my first New Year’s Resolution was to spend daily time with God it seemed important that I have a plan. Time with God could mean anything really – an acknowledgement that I made it through another night and woke…

“Essential Prayers” to Start it ALL Right

HELP  THANKS  WOW  the Three Essential Prayers  … by Anne Lamott  – That is the title of a book that my Mom gave me for Christmas. Christmas 2012. Twelve days ago. Christmas. Has it really already come and gone? Again? How can that be? And tomorrow my children return to their classes after a great…

Sex and the Church,God's Plan for Sexuality,Intimacy, and being Equally Yoked

One Lost Soul, Sister

Sex and the Church,God's Plan for Sexuality,Intimacy, and being Equally YokedTina Turner, Baby, all I have to say is, you got it ALL wrong! It’s not difficult to look at lives surrounded by easy come/easy go sex, drugs, alcohol, money, abuses of all kinds… just general hard-“living for the moment”… and understand why some people ask, “What’s love got to do with it?…” I always hated that song by the way. I don’t know what year it came out, but I remember I was still a kid, and even then I knew that it was MESSED UP….it was sad. It was bitter. It was lost. But in my youthful innocence I didn’t realize that  for some people”love” could be wrapped up with so much pain.

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A Life Time Ago – In the Beginning Part One

“Thou shall not try to relive yesterday for good or ill, it is forever gone…” # 7 ~  from The 2nd Ten Commandments. My oldest son brought home a couple of pieces of card stock paper a while back. He had gone with some friends to hear an inspirational speaker, the basketball coach for Northern…

Dedicated to Winning through Surrender

My new friend Megan wrote an article for the blog www.cryingoutforjustice.com yesterday called : “Love Her”. It made me think of a few old articles that I had written back in the fall of 2011. Last summer I took, “Dedicated to Winning”  and many of my other blogs off of public view. I have revised this blog from its original form, but the two messages are related …so I wanted to let you know about her article and suggest that you read it…and hopefully you will also read this one as well. Tomorrow I will re-post the other article I mention…it is even more in line with Megan’s request to “Love her.”Thanks!

First written September 2011 – Revised December 2012

I started to write this blog post first thing on Sunday morning…now it’s Thursday! I am completely at a loss for how 4 days can up and disappear. Actually I KNOW how it happens, I just don’t know what to do about it! Sometimes life gets in the way of living. I had every intention of completing this, but I got busy with whatever it is that always distracts me… breakfast, dishes, laundry, “take me here”, “I need this”, “Can you help me?”.  All of the things that took me away from sitting down to write were important and necessary, but in the back of my mind I could hear my dear old Grandmomma say, “The way to hell is paved with Good Intentions”. As a child I would nod my head, and contemplate exactly what that meant, and how I could avoid good intentions.

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“THE WALL” – Not a Barrier but Protection for a Heart

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Burnt to Ashes… a Life from The Dust

“The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was: ‘If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?’ But…the good Samaritan reversed the question: ‘If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?” Martin Luther King, Jr. I have been thinking a lot this week…