About 6 years ago a friend I went to seminary with passed away unexpectedly. Steven was a book lover and so his family decided to have a book give away at the school. At first it felt kind of strange picking through his books, but in a way it felt like if I read some … More Waiting for Anthony Robbins
Today I came across this post that I wrote for an older blog 3 years ago. With so many different family configurations, I felt that this might be a good post to share again. Recently, I hit a wall with trying to express some of my outlooks on the world when it hit me that … More On Being A Single Mother In A Married Father’s Body
Dedicated to the True Person of Whitney Houston If you’ve been hanging out here lately you might see a theme emerging. But in case you aren’t catching on, here’s what’s going on. I’ve been talking a lot about loving ourselves. Why? Well, I have come to the point where I think that our inability to … More The Greatest Love of All
Love Your Enemies 27 “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you. 29 To him who strikes you on the one cheek, offer the other also. And from him who takes away your cloak, do not withhold your tunic either. 30 Give to … More This Is Bully Shift
This post may bother some of us who think of Christ as a Superhero Santa Claus who saves us from all of our problems and makes all of our wishes come true. What if Jesus’ greatest power is being a friend who loves us no matter what and considers what is best for us and … More Does Jesus Care What We Think?
I was blessed to be asked to speak about my experiences and understandings on domestic violence on the Angels in Distress radio show with Janie Deadwyler in Atlanta. Please share and comment.
Have you ever thought about how most religious ideas seem like common sense?But for some reason, they are hard as I don’t know what to live out? I mean think about it. Jesus’ whole message was pretty much “treat people the way you want to be treated” (Luke 6:31). It really isn’t that complicated. And, … More The Threat of Equality
It has been my experience that when people do not love themselves, they will secretly hate the people that love them. Seriously. I’ve seen it and experienced it too many times for it to be a coincidence. I’ve literally had people tell me that they hate me for loving them. They essentially are saying, “Something … More Don’t Hate Me Because I Love You
It takes nothing more than a little faith and a willingness to accept that the we are all a part of Love’s Mystery. We don’t need to understand it to receive it. God Loved us into Being. This means that we are not only objects of Love, our fundamental nature is a project of Love. If we choose to accept this we even have the opportunity to be Love to our world expressed by simply being. … More Know That You Are Loved
All my life I have struggled with being “normal”. No, you wouldn’t find me with my Fruit o’ the Looms on my head singing Girls Just Wanna Have Fun or anything like that. I just rarely did what I was expected to do. Expectations indicate having some preconceived notion of how events should unfold in some future … More Being “Normal” Versus Being Natural