Spiritual Reflection: time off for Lent

A quick FYI. I promised to write spiritual reflections every day. I have prayerfully decided I am taking a much-needed break for Lent, to spend some much-needed time alone with the Big Guys. Prayers and deep down love to everyone who reads this – and to all those who don’t as well. Cuz I’m an […]

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 […]

Do Not Worry

This week, my spiritual life is back to being blissfully normal or what passes for normal in my spiritual universe. Today, someone in one of my online Christian groups said something really funny: “Jesus said not to worry but he didn’t have to take calculus.” I found the statement funny for many reasons, not least […]

Be Still

I’m trying to write a spiritual reflection every week. This week, I have so many things I want to say, but nothing I feel like would be a good idea to say. Sometimes, it is okay to say nothing. Today and every day, God is God. When all is said and done, God wins. God […]

All Manner of Things Will Be Well

I have so many thoughts racing through my head this week. It is the 75th anniversary of what some call a necessary act of war and others (like myself) not-so-privately think of as a terrorist act against a mostly-civilian population: the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Many people I’ve known and forgotten and remembered, who […]

Voices 5: Be Still and Know

In the midst of this busy world, I’m assaulted daily – by ads, by social media, by voices I barely even recognize. Trying to get inside people’s heads, to get us to buy things and value things, to think a certain way, there’s literally a whole industry dedicated to this. It’s called marketing. I’ve found […]

Being Still

I cannot lie. Sometimes it is hard to simply sit and relax, especially when Bob (we will call him Bob) starts drumming his fingers on the desk while I’m trying to work on the computer. Sometimes, I think he does it on purpose. He must, because I’ll be there working and suddenly. Drum drum drum. […]

Friday Fictioneers & A-Z Challenge: Island Dreams

This is my post for Friday Fictioneers and the A-Z Challenge, a hundred word story in response to the prompt and my entry for the letter I. For more stories click the frog and for more fun “I” stuff, check out the challenge! Island Dreams Funny the things we tell ourselves. I’m better off without […]

Friday Fictioneers: Untitled

PHOTO PROMPT – © Erin Leary In my dream world, we could all be equal, not lined up in tidy little rows, not all conveniently the same shape or size, but not so different, in some sense the same. We could all join in agreement that maybe, just maybe,  Someone looking down from above could […]