Photo by Rodolfo Clix from Pexels Fun fact about me: I’m a bundle of contradictions. I’m an extroverted introvert in the right circumstances. I believe in God but rely heavily on science, logic, and reasoning that's firmly outside of traditional religion. I’m deeply spiritual, but I’m an extreme cynic. If there’s a reason to doubt, no matter how... Continue Reading →
Abandon All Hope?
Photo by Buse Doa from Pexels It’s hard to see a way out. You might even say that it’s impossible so, why even try? I can hear the replies now. They’re the same ones I’ve heard a hundred times. Nothing is impossible if you have faith. Hope is never a fool's errand. Keep going, don’t give up because... Continue Reading →
I’m Definitely Not Going To Hell For This…?
Photo by Keenan Constance from Pexels Do you ever sit down to have a conversation, and then it takes an unexpected turn? It starts off nice and calm. It's actually pleasant and enjoyable. Then, without warning, you're wondering if hell is a real place, and if this is your one way ticket? Maybe you wonder out loud, how... Continue Reading →
The Flutter-By Effect
Photo by Pixabay from Pexels I think, at some point, my friends and family will stop talking to me altogether. They’ll get annoyed, become guarded, and watch what they say around me. Neither of us knows which conversation or offhanded remark will inspire one of these posts. It’s a crapshoot, but here we go again. You’ve gone done... Continue Reading →
As Long As I Keep Moving?
Photo by Jayant Kulkarni from Pexels If you’ve read some of my last few posts, then you know that I’ve been stuck in a mental fog. It's a storm that rages and then whimpers. There are times when I think it's clearing up, and I feel intense relief. Maybe I’ll finally get out of it for good? Well,... Continue Reading →
What Did I Do To Deserve This?
Photo by Vaun0851 on unsplash.com Do you believe in Karma? The principle of cause and effect. What goes around comes around. Do unto others and all of that. Do you think it’s true? Do you think that everything we do, say, or put out in the universe has an impact on our current lives and... Continue Reading →
Note to Self: It’s Okay To Take A Break
Photo By Toa Heftiba on unsplash.com I’m so distracted and out of focus. I can’t hold onto a thought, let alone follow it to a logical and meaningful conclusion. Sure, my attention span is woefully lacking on a good day. It’s so short, calling it a span seems like a gross overestimation of my ability... Continue Reading →
Facing The End Of The World With Cynicism
Photo By Joel Filipe on unsplash.com I read a quote that said something like, and I’m paraphrasing, a skeptic would ask God for their identification. I’m sure this person was trying to make a very insightful point, or simply aiming for pithy or piety. There’s a place for that, I guess. Who am I to... Continue Reading →
The Power and Limitations of Prayer
Photo By Toa Heftiba on Unsplash.com I believe in the power of prayer. Thought I should just get that out before I go on to contradict myself or stir up a nest of angry fire ants. Made that mistake once and, believe me, there are someplace you just don’t want ants to bite. Sensitive places.... Continue Reading →
Do I Still Believe In God?
Someone asked me this question: “After everything you’ve been through, do you still believe in God?” Whew, that's a loaded topic. Kinda top heavy. I'm not sure how to answer you but I'll try my best. Forgive me if I stutter and stumble. Deep breath. Here we go. I believe in a greater power, and... Continue Reading →