“Christians” Come Together in Tough Times…Always! Right? Christ Followers Would…or Should

  Our world is in crisis. We are in a mess in the natural world, the political world, the social world and the spiritual world. We may not be able to hold back a storm, but we can help people deal with disasters. The “news” of the weather and the earthquakes and the fires  etc.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Hell in the Tiny Kingdom – Personality Disorders Running Rampant

Terror in the Tiny Kingdom Tyranny in the Tiny Kingdom Travesty in the Tiny Kingdom Trapped in the Tiny Kingdom  All of these would be such great titles for Fictional books or Fictional movies. Picture the setting. A little Utopia. All of the people are beautiful and brilliant. Their houses, lawns, children and pets are…

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…

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…

Warning!!! Get Out! … of the Grave

“Iraqi forensic teams in the newly recaptured city of Tikrit have started exhuming bodies (around 1, 700 soldiers) from mass graves believed to contain some of the hundreds of soldiers killed by Islamic State militants last year, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Later, the Islamic State group posted graphic images online that appeared to show…