Before electricity, large cities such as London and New York City had lamp lighters. Men who would walk the boulevards and light the gas lamps along the main streets and upper class neighborhoods (Reference the recent movie Mary Poppins Returns with Lin-Manuel Miranda as Jack, the lamp lighter?) I've been fascinated by the metaphorical idea… Continue reading Be a Lamp Lighter for Each Other
I never knew I would have to put this on my dating profile. Swipe left if you aren't over your last relationship because I only want to meet men who are ready for a real relationship! Who in their bloody mind thinks that dating after being with someone for awhile is a good idea? Your… Continue reading Don’t date me if you aren’t available
You might be wearing more than just a COVID mask!
I have returned to reading the classics during this quarantine. E.M. Forster in Howard’s End has some amazing lines that are timeless and fit within COVID19's economic crisis and worries regarding money. It is a story of wealth, independence, capitalism, charity and the poor during 1910 in England. It displays the economic structure of society, especially the… Continue reading We are all in the Mist [Howard’s End- the levels of wealth and compassion]
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I have come to call it My God Space. This sacred room in my heart. It is the place of stillness, of being, of being with God. Meditation, prayer, mindfulness, are all words for being in the center of love. It requires letting go of judgements, of ideas and beliefs. We all cling to beliefs… Continue reading Where there are no rooms, no dividers
There is 100% forecast of rain today. The rumbling echoes of thunder and then come the drops. Slow to begin with and then a heavier, fluvial flow comes, eases off and comes again in spurts, until the rain itself has settled into its own rhythm, its own cadence. It’s a soft rain today, a rain… Continue reading 100% Forecast of Rain
For those of you who went to Sunday school as a kid, do you remember the song? This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine. Did you know that the Bible says we can all be shining like stars? I read this last week! Philippians 2:14 gives the instructions of how to… Continue reading Shining like Stars
The subject of blind optimism compared to real faith is one I grapple with a lot. Blind optimism feels like a form of arrogance and naivete'. Faith is more like grounding oneself in something beyond the present toward the future. Yet, do we as humans follow blind optimism (or conversely cynical beliefs) more than we… Continue reading Blind Optimism? or Faith?
Many of you as readers may have seen me going in a new direction in my blogs, more spiritual in nature (and more Biblical centered). It's because I have been going through some changes-good ones. So those who are curious or as hungry as I am to know more, stick with me. For those who… Continue reading Where is a Garden of Love?