Has anyone considered the possibility that someone can be totally homophobic and not be a bigot? Recently it was reported that many of Trump’s key positions on his cabinet have been filled with people who are against the progress that has been made on LGBT issues. What does that mean? Does that have to mean … More Can we all work together, please?
I wake up in the morning and, after a cup of coffee shared with my darling, I walk the dogs around the pond for their morning treat. Later, after starting a load of laundry or some picking up, I begin to prepare to head to my parents house for the daily visit. I try to … More Conscious Dying
A friend posted this quote on Face Book the other day: “I would rather have a mind opened by Wonder than a mind closed by belief.” I saw those words and began to ponder if there was truth in them for me. It seems that wonder leaves us smack in the middle of the Mystery. … More Wonder: An argument for prayer whether you believe in God or not.
In 2009 I began developing the equine therapy program that would become the central focus of my career as a substance abuse counselor. Little did I know then what a powerful, effective treatment modality it would become! Back then I didn’t know about “limbic resonance” or that this was the event that made the sessions … More Giving It Away
A scruffy little ten year old girl’s dream died today. That dream lived a long life but back then this little girl’s favorite thing to do was to climb up into the attic cubby-hole she had created for herself and day dream about race horses. The attic access was only a two foot square opening … More GOD IS IN ALL THE IN-BETWEEN SPACES
Let’s face it; the last hundred miles are the hardest. Our bodies are reminding us daily that our days are numbered, that we are on the home stretch. We are alone and it’s lonely. We need a pal, a buddy to share our days with. Perhaps we have had this and lost it, or perhaps, … More Internet Dating for Senior Women
As the Christmas season unfolded these past few weeks, journaling took a back seat. Beginning with the adventure in Texas that my darling and I went on mid month, there was so much going on in my heart I didn’t want to take the time to stop and make notes. Jesus was the reason for … More Christmas Reflections
Originally posted on the view from over here :
Jesus asked them, “What were you arguing about on the road?” But they were silent, for on the way they had argued with one another who was the greatest. He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, “Whoever wants to be first must take last…
Last night Tom and I were looking for something worth watching on TV when I remarked that it doesn’t feel much like Christmas to me. Tom said he felt the same way. We continued to watch something neither of us was very interested in for a little while longer and then we went to bed … More Advent – A Season of Preparation
Sitting at the Water Store where I work two days a week for my brother; it’s almost eleven a.m. and no one has been in yet. The news is reporting that they killed the terrorist behind the Paris attacks. I guess that is a good thing. I don’t understand how killing anyone is a good … More The Dark Side