Tag Archives: God

Parable of the Sailboat

Most of my dreams are “mad libs,” the organized part of my mind attempting to construct a narrative out of disparate snippets. But every now and then I receive what could actually be considered a message. My life was at … Continue reading

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Dear God

Actual Kids’ Letters to God Dear God… “Instead of letting people die and having to make new ones, why don’t You just keep the ones You already made?” ~Jane “In school they told us what You do. Who does it … Continue reading

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Outrageous! (Unless, you know, it’s true)

I don’t know who created the above meme, but I love its irreverent reverence. In fact I even LOL’d when I read it (something I rarely do in polite circles). I mean, I’ve been called a liar from time to … Continue reading

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Willpower vs. Wordpower

Willpower! It’s the key to rebooting our lives, to making all of our bad habits go away and all of our dreams come true. Right? And for people of faith, it’s the key to stopping “that behavior I’m ashamed of” … Continue reading

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Dishonest Prayers

Back when I was an atheist, I thought this progressively self-centered mock-prayer by Piet Hein* (below) summed up the essence of faith, that prayer was, in fact, nothing more than a method of brownnosing God in order get what we … Continue reading

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Catching a Whiff of the Eternal

What if the sense of smell did not exist? After all, no one can hear, touch, or see the aroma of new ground coffee beans, or the misty balm of jasmine blooms. Without the sense of smell we would never … Continue reading

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Filling My Glass

Ah, the incessant question: Is my glass half empty or half full? But the real question, I think, is Who’s filling it? (or emptying it) Therefore, I choose to see my glass (if it’s really even mine) as neither half … Continue reading

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