The View

Christmas displays have been out in stores since before Halloween. My neighborhood and community are bedazzled with blinking lights and blowup Grinch Santa’s on Sleighs and ten foot plastic snow globes. Wreaths and ribbons & Holly and Jolly are wrapped around doors and mailboxes and tree trunks galore. Me, myself and I have three bins…

You are NOT a Witch

I read a very interesting article by Father Augustine Thompson professor of religious studies at St. Albert’s Priory. The article talks about the origins of Halloween as a Christian rather than pagan celebration, as often supposed. And how to  best use these special days of Oct 31st, Nov 1st and 2nd, to recover the original meaning of…

Un Loved Languages

Discussing “Love Languages” with a 13 year old is not a very productive use of time. A couple of nights ago when I attempted it, there was more than a little bit of eye-rolling, snorting and grunting…and then there was an actual physical exodus away from my irritating presence. There she went…out of the kitchen…

Coming Full Circle -Again

The beginning of the summer 2014 began my kooky journey. I thought I had been knocked off of my “Comfy Couch” a time or two before…but not really. Physical discomfort and emotional discomfort cannot begin to compare with spiritual discomfort. Physical and emotional discomfort can usually be remedied by time/ rest/ medicine/ therapy/ the removal…

Words Upon Waking from a Dream (or Nightmare)

I had troubling dreams last night. The dreams were not induced by late-night spicy Mexican food or dark chocolate no- flour truffle cake. I can’t blame an over-active imagination brought about by Summer-thriller movies as I have not seen any movies or watched any television…or even read any novels for quite a while. I would…

Don’t Pinch that Red Balloon Shut – a Life Lesson

If you were a kid in the 1970’s or 60’s or maybe 50’s…you may recall a short film called, “The Red Balloon”. It was a story about a Parisian boy who comes across a VERY RED balloon. The Red Balloon has a mind of it’s own and follows the boy all around his neighborhood. The…

Awaken Sleepers! Share What You Know…it is not Crazy

I am taking a chance. I am taking a chance that if you come upon my writings then it is because you are supposed to…and I am taking a chance that if you read my posts regularly or if you have read any of them before that you will understand…You will understand that I am…

Starring : Mr. Smarty-Pants Whippersnapper or You

Two nights ago I had a dream. It was actually more of a vision. Lights were out…. darkness surrounded all except for the luminous stream of light particles and words on a movie screen. I don’t know what movie had been playing, but it was over and it was time for the “credits” to roll.…

Do I Care if There is No Heaven?

I know…I know. I said that I wasn’t going to get “heavy”…but sometimes I just can’t help myself. I have been considering deep questions presented to me earlier this week…Then I woke up this morning with this song in my head…and the two seemed to go together. OK…lighter fare will be on the menu tomorrow.…

You are Beautiful…That is What They Will Say

Do you ever get immediate confirmation that you are not crazy? It is good to get confirmation that you are not crazy! Or do you ever get immediate confirmation that you are “on the right track”? You ask for a sign, “Is what I am doing what I should be doing?”…and “Voila!”…there you have it…your…

Jealousy is Not a Tasty Treat

I had an important realization Sunday afternoon. I was driving down the road thinking about the spot-on amazing sermon that I heard in the morning… and the wonderful words of encouragement spoken by Jen Hatmaker on Friday night and Saturday morning at a Women’s conference I attended. And I was thinking about how my friend…