Am I Friend Enough 2…

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...

Am I Friend Enough…

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

Polarization of Humanity

Polarization of Humanity
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

Discovering the RealU 4

Discovering the RealU 4
Today I am pondering the possibility of discovering your true identity apart from manifesting your destiny. When I say discovering your divine identity I am not merely talking about the mental ascent to understanding. But rather in the revealing and being who you know you are at your core. With this thought in mind then I can see how walking out your destiny or purpose is closely linked to walking out your divine nature. This journey has taken me quite a w

Purpose for your pain…

The definition for pain according to Wikipedia: Pain is “an unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with actual or potential tissue damage, or described in terms of such damage.”It is the feeling common to such experiences as stubbing a toe, burning a finger, putting iodine on a cut, and bumping the “funny bone”. Pain motivates us to withdraw from potentially damaging situations, protect a damaged body part while it heals, and avoid those

Belonging and Fitting In

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

Wounded Warriors

Wounded Warriors
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

3 Friends We All Need

3 Friends We All Need
I have been contemplating Kingdom relationship principles and came across the thought, “The Kingdom of Heaven is like unto a net.” I discovered that there where three kind of friends and relationships we all need to be successful in life. It made me think of the other three friend groups we all are familiar with. I remember the 3 Stooges; Moe, Larry, and Curly. The 3 Musketeers; all for one and one for all. The 3 Amigos, hopefully no one is in the 3 Blind