Being Accepted


For those who believe in coincidence, I just had a whopper. I was dwelling on the difference between doing and being and my reading brought the point home in a hurry. The book is “Shame & Grace: Healing the Shame

Posted in Acceptance, Being and Doing, Divine Love, Relax - He loves you

As Others See Us


It was just brought home to me that how I see myself and how others see me is very different. I  sometimes had trouble understanding why others react to me the way they do. It is much clearer now. As

Posted in Lessons Learned

A Different Way


Note to the reader: This article is not meant as a theological argument. I am going to talk about how the practices of some churches differ from other churches. My purpose is to explain how what appears to be different

Posted in Altar Call, Eucharist, Real Presence

Is That All There Is?


On a trip to San Francisco, my wife and I were driving down the highway next to the Pacific Ocean. The view was incredible. We stopped to take it all in. As we turned to walk back to the car,

Posted in Awe and Wonder, Christianity, Divine Love, Religious beliefs

Religion Isn’t Ice Cream


For many people, religious preference is treated almost like an ice cream flavor. You don’t have to eat ice cream and, if you do, it doesn’t matter all that much what flavor you choose. No matter the flavor, it’s all

Posted in Religious beliefs

Who Made This Up?


Those who disparage religion like to say that humanity creates God in their own image and then worship their own creation. With the Gods we find in many places of worship, it is easy to believe. We have monotheism and

Posted in Divine Love, Forgiveness, Theosis

An Active God


Dr. Ben Carson is a world-renowned pediatric neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. He is known for his surgeries separating twins joined at the head. His autobiography, Gifted Hands, is an exciting story. The surprising thing, for many readers,

Posted in Divine Love, Relax - He loves you