Saturday, April 5, 2014

How Can I be Whom I’m Called to be?

When I eat like a glutton, when I imbibe alcohol too often, when I cave to the desire of simple carbs and sweet desserts, my actions deserve more than fleeting thoughts like, “Oh, I really shouldn’t,” or, “This isn’t good for me,” or, “I really need to take better care of myself.”

Jesus was God and Man. God, as Himself, lived in Him. As far as we know, Jesus not only had enough strength and energy in his humanness to travel by foot for three years teaching and preaching and healing with little rest. He also had strength and energy to withstand a scourging and then carry his own heavy cross through a city and up a hill to be crucified. He must have taken care of his physical body to do what He was sent to do.

We know the earth is a gift and we know that if we care for this gift that He created and in which He lives, it will thrive. Conversely, when we abuse any of His creation, we abuse a part, so to speak, of God and it does not flourish.

God resides in my physical body, as He resides in all His creation. More than that, I am created in the very image of God. If I desire to live my deepest calling in order to be my most authentic self, if I desire to thrive, then taking care of the gift of my spirit and my physical body is essential.

When I abuse myself with over-eating, lack of exercise, or eating the foods I know are detrimental to my health, I abuse the One in whose image I am created. And I cannot fulfill my call.

Hopefully I’ll remember that when I reach for seconds at dinner that I don’t need but only want because the food is tasty, or shove my hand into a bag of nuts or popcorn that I know I can’t stop eating once I start. And, hopefully, I will stop myself.

April 5 2014






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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Creation Riddle

There are two of us
But we are one.
We are uniquely individual,
Though not independent.
We belong to each other,
But only in our separateness.
If we were identical
We would be as boring as one.
Yet if we opposed one another,
Our differences would tear us apart.
Respecting our singularity,
We grow individually

And become more united.

Who, or what, are we?




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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Life

The Light and The Love are One.
Melt into them as you enter in.
Become one with them.
Let thoughts slip by,
You’ll find them later.
For this time,
Allow the warmth and presence
Surround you,
Consume you,
Keep you safe and still.

You, The Light, and The Love
Are One.

It’s all that matters.






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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Points of Light


When darkness seems to overwhelm our lives, we do well to look for any positive sign. For in so doing we will find our way.

Never underestimate the power of Light. Light will overpower darkness.

Every point of Light is Hope.

Hope and Light. It’s what we need to move forward in faith regardless of what we see around us. It’s all we need.


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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Face to Face

In September, before Mom passed on, I wondered about my dad and what he looked like and if I will recognize him. It brought me to a vision of Heaven.

I remembered that when we die and are finally made pure, we gaze into the Light of His face. Looking into that Light is as looking directly into the greatest brilliance of the sun, but without the damage to our eyes. He is, in fact, clothed in that brilliance, that Light.

And I realized that when we are face to face in our purified state we are not only a reflection of His Light we are also consumed by the Light, His Glory.

Our personalities are who we are as created by Him. And when we are face to face, in the state of Light and Glory, we are still who we are. That means we do recognize each other, in fact even better. Because our personalities are most visible in His Light.

Whether our ‘being’ on the other side is looking like we do in our human form or is purely our personalities bathed in Glory doesn’t matter. We will still know each other. And we will all live, together, in the constant and perfect dazzling Light of His Glory, forever.


I’ll see you again, Mom and Dad.


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Sunday, March 9, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dad

Dear Dad,

You may not have deserved to die in this life when you did. But you surely deserved to live face to face with Jesus for all eternity. I am happy for you that you didn’t need to wait any longer.


Happy Birthday, Daddy. I love you and I miss you so much.

March 9, 2014




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