I have contemplated and mulled over this thought for a couple of years. This idea of becoming and being a friend is pretty special these days in the world we live in today. The definition according to the online free dictionary is: FRIEND 1. A person whom one knows, likes, and trusts. 2. A person whom one knows; an acquaintance. 3. A person with whom one is allied in a struggle or cause; a comrade. 4. One who supports, sympathizes with, or patroni...
I love a girl, she is not mine by birth, but by the spirit. If I had a daughter she would be the one I would choose! Of course I know she isn't perfect, but to me she is. In God's eyes she is known as one of the 'favorites'. She has been such a friend to me and my family for about 20 years. And back in the days when everyone and their brother couldn't get away from me and my family fast enough; there she was. I think when the scriptures talk about; "the
I know it has been a challenging week for everyone on our side of the pond. But some great wonderful things and meetings transpired for me. I have had some incredible insights to the revelation this week, and as equally saddened by all of the up-evil in our world. I shared this quote before but it is resonating in me today. “The Naked Now”, by Fr Richard Rohr, ‘Humans tend to think because they agree or disagree with the idea of a thing, they have realis
I have had a lot experiences and thoughts about open mindedness. I am fully aware of the fear people have concerning those of us who have ventured out in uncharted waters of thought and process. Open mindedness is not something you usually equate to religious people. But certainly Spiritual people have learned to embrace new things, thoughts, and realities. I am pretty sure I could write books on this subject, but I will give you the cliff note version. ...
I have been contemplating the thought; humans have no patience or endurance and therefore have long left the idea of a spirituality that actually practices. Aesthetic is so vital to the experiential realm of true spirituality. Today’s society is transforming from the idea of hearers, to feelers. At least the pendulum is swinging back to a spirituality that has experiences along with the concepts. St. Symeon the Theologian says that, “Only through the ex
I may have missed my calling just a bit, I am fascinated in my older age by the behavior and thinking among humans. I find myself studying, doing hours and hours of research on the subject. I came across this idea of belonging versus fitting in. They are not the same thing. Belonging and connection are at the core of every person alive. Fitting in is an external or internal adjustment on someone’s part to belong artificially. Teenagers master this skill b
In my shoes, just to see what it’s like to be me I’ll be you, let’s trade shoes Just to see what it’d be like to feel your pain You feel mine, go inside each other’s minds Just to see what we find Look at life through each other’s eyes But don’t let em say you ain’t beautiful They can all get lost, just stay true to you Don’t let em say you ain’t beautiful They can all get lost, just stay true to you Eminem The process of love goes in stag
There is an amazing description of how spiritual events take place in our lives. In Luke 24 the resurrected Christ is walking veiled to the disciples, and they did not even know HIM! They said to each other, “Didn’t our hearts burn within us as he talked with us on the road and explained the Scriptures to us?” Luke 24:32 I wonder how many times we have stood in the presence of such greatness, and not really recognize the significance until later on. I c
In the town where I work by the bank is a small veterans memorial. On the wall it reads: Losing your life in service to your country is not the worst thing that can happen to you; but being forgotten is. I read that every day as I go to the bank for our company. It has been on my heart for a couple of years now. What do we do with our fallen soldiers and wounded warriors. I feel somewhat jaded here so bear with me. Our country has not given our veterans