Not Yesterday or Tomorrow but Now…Right Now

Will you take a little journey with me? I know that life is really busy and that neither you or I have very much time…but let’s try to take a break each day for at least a few minutes? Breathe with me. Let’s be present in the moment that we are in… What is happening…

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…

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…

Christian Religion in America Declining…( what to do what to do?)

I just read an article this morning about the latest Pew Study on Christian Religion in America. Today 25.4% of the population considers itself “Evangelical” versus 26.8% seven years ago. “Catholics” made up 24%…now it’s 21%. “Protestants” were 18% and now they are down to 14.7%. Twenty-three percent of the 35,000 people in the study…

Insidious – A Real Horror Story

We get an uneasy vibe. But It assures us that It is our Friend.  It schmoozes and simpers. We don’t recognize It as disingenuous because It has a smile on Its lips. After a time, after a close look, the smile begins to make us uncomfortable. The problem seems to be, that there is a smile…

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.…

So Many Goodies! (Please Take One!)

This weekend I felt like a little kid at a candy store. You don’t need to be rude and remind me that I am not a kid. I am old. I wasn’t at a candy store either. Everybody likes to go to a candy store! I was at a place that many people would probably…

Paths of Light, Love and Life…(Notice I Said “Paths”?)

Picture with me a few images…  a “mash-up” of views from Western North Carolina and East Tennessee where I was last week. Stand with me on a high hill top: Purple red-buds…shades of pale green leaves….dog wood trees, white and pink… bright green grass…. daffodils, tulips, forsythia and phlox more brilliant than a new box of…