What If There Were No God? The other day in that moment between waking and sleeping I thought, “What if there were no God? What if this is all there is?” I lay there wondering what that would do to my most cherished values and beliefs. I got up and let Molly out. Soon the…
I love plants. I always have. From infancy our homes in the tropics were surrounded by glossy, split-leaf philodendrons winding up the trees in whose shade Anthurium lilies grew. My mother often had hanging baskets of orchids on the verandah where their exotic colors and shapes swayed in the warm breezes. Our neighbor’s house was…
We might deny it, even be shocked by the idea of it, but the truth is that you cannot be in touch with God without silence.
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I remember where I was. I remember going to work as a labor and delivery nurse that night and having the hospital on lock down and the presence of fear heavy in the air. I remember celebrating with families as new lives came into the world at the same…
Now, as then, my thoughts were interrupted by God’s gentle voice, “I love these people.”
We are blessed to live in a day and age when sophisticated diagnosis, treatment, and medications are available. But even with modern medicine, pain persists. What happens when it becomes a fact of life for you?
No one group of people is better at this than others. We’ve all put out foot into our mouths. Some people seem to live that way. As we approach another presidential election, be prepared for wild and sweeping statements by just about everyone, whether it’s the latest Hillary bashing, Hillary bashing someone else, the right wingers assigning all liberals to hell, or the liberals calling the right wingers idiots. Hey, it’s our national pastime and its Bibles are in the tabloid racks at supermarkets and the airwaves.
A life lived in fear is no life worth living and I think we underestimate our resiliency and inner resources to adapt to change.
Christians hate loose ends. We want everything to be fine.
It has taken me a long time to be comfortable inside the body I have, and I want to keep that perspective.