Spiritual Reflection

I live very close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, comfortably in the suburbs, but I have many friends/acquaintances/former coworkers who work or live in or near the capitol complex. There may be riots there this weekend because of the presidential inauguration. Because the world didn’t have enough problems already. I know. Plus, no one has sent us […]

Believe in me when I say….

It’s been an interesting week for So many reasons. One of the most interesting has been a conversation I had on CPTSD and mental health. It is a medical fact that trauma shapes the brain. I know that, for example, because I was abused repeatedly in my single digit years, I have trauma that will […]

FF: The Pen Is Mightier….

JUST FOR FUN CLICK THE FROG “Why do humans keep looking at me like that?” Sammy bent out of shape in order to peer at his friend before snapping back into his paperclip persona. “If you keep moving around, sooner or later they notice.” Meanwhile, Molly grabs the pen she was looking for and sticks […]

IWSG: The Moment You Hit Send

It’s the 1st Wednesday of 2021 and that means a very special first. It is the first IWSG Day of 2021, the day when all us insecure writers get together to compare notes and prepare for the impending apocalypse. No not the end of the world in some nuclear winter. I mean the moment you […]

Made Up Problems

James 4:2-3 ESV “You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.” This week, I’m thinking about things like shoestring budgets, making […]

FF: I Do

CLICK THE FROG TO JOIN THE PARTY! Once upon a time, I remember you said: always count the cost. No one starts major construction without first counting the cost. Forever feels like a very long time to promise to anyone. My breath catches at the thought. Can we really do this? Really? Then, I remember. […]

Pray for Me

Last day of full-time employment at the library and I’ve already agreed to come back for at least 3 more days in January to help cover my former shift. So, I’ll be a substitute for myself…. Man, this gets meta fast! Meanwhile, I have one of my favorite Plumb songs on repeat: Now, I’m looking […]

FF: Token Female

With an exhausted sigh, I pull the wooden token out of the sack: woman in dress with apron. Great. “Why is it we have one female token, and it means you have to do dishes?” There are five of us in the bunker, five of the final human beings left alive on the planet. The […]

Unto Us a Child Is Born

Okay, so Jesus probably was not born at the time of the Winter Solstice. This week, I was explaining to someone that – despite what it may seem in casual conversation at times – I’m Roman Catholic. My friend jokingly said – how many religions do you belong to? And I said – honestly – […]

Snowed In

I started this week’s spiritual reflection post knowing that I had to leave work a few hours early on Wednesday and had to work my full shift after shoveling out my driveway on Thursday. Now it’s Friday. I had to go to work today and after that, five workdays left on my two week notice […]