Sunday Ramble

This week was fun. Today, I want to try something different, a bit of a ramble. Today in my church, our readings remind us to love one another. Also, today a believer from my faith tradition said I was being “disingenuous” for defending the apparent faith of a political leader. And then wishing for peace. […]

A-Z Day of Rest

Wow, I forgot what a crazy thing A-Z challenge is. I know I’ve missed some comments and also I’m reaching that point where it is hard to keep track of all the fun blogs I’ve run across. I keep wanting to make a personal list of blogs I definitely want to check every day, but […]

D is for Death

Lesha, New York City’s newest angel, received her first solo assignment with a nervous flutter in her almost-human heart. It would be her job to corral a newly-deceased soul from earth to the afterlife. From what other angels had told her, the passage could be easy, but it could also be very tricky. The soul […]

Religion, Peace, and War

One more thing before I go into my traditional pre-Easter sulk while the majority of the world tiffs me off a smidge more than usual as people celebrate a nice guy’s murder with chocolate and bunnies and other Ostara (Germanic Goddess) -> Easter related traditions. Which I have nothing against. But let’s talk about the […]

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 […]