Lately, so many good things have occurred and I still debate if it was the chicken or the egg that came first. I have been on a deep and wondrous quest to know God on all levels. I have always loved Jesus but I have not known just who He really is. I have been riding the fence for decades. I have tried spirituality on so many levels. I thought about going into Buddhism at one point in my life. This was only because it seemed to be more accepted. I knew my family had no issue with Buddhist. I knew that … Continue reading A journey toward Christianity.
Yesterday was the final day of my self-created 40 days to change. It was magnificent because my biggest goal when I started this game was to find a home for my family and yesterday I signed the escrow papers for our new home! I didn’t even realize this fantastic gift until today when I looked at the calendar and found that, not only am I done with this challenge, I had finished with such a huge goal achieved. How did this challenge come about? I had gone to church one Sunday (we are irregular, unfortunately). Arjan, my eldest, had asked … Continue reading The 40 days to change complete!
Human DNA contains more organized information than the Encyclopedia Britannica. If the full text of the encyclopedia were to arrive in computer code from outer space, most people would regard this as proof of the existence of extraterrestrial intelligence. But when seen in nature, it is explained as the working of random forces. George Sim Johnson We are, by astronomical standards, a pampered, cossetted, cherished group of creatures; our Darwinian claim to have done it all ourselves is as ridiculous and as charming as a baby’s brave efforts to stand on its own feet and refuse his mother’s hand. If the … Continue reading The Case for a Creator.
This is a great movie. This is also the second movie I have seen in a theater in the last 5 years. It was so worth the $30 after ticket, popcorn, milk duds, and soda…yes, I live large when I do go to the theater. I loved this movie, the characters were the kind you fall in love with, the message was deep and thought provoking…I cried for two days. Many people say it is life changing. It was for me but I’m also in a vortex of great change, healing, and finding my faith. I’m sensing that the world … Continue reading The Shack.
This was my coffee area. I went through a period of being really, really into Manifesting. I watched hours of Esther’s teachings of Abraham, studied The Law of Attraction, watched The Secret over and over. I collected magazines and created dream boards and decorated a box and filled it with wishes and wants, calling it my dream box. Did I get any of my wishes and wants? Some, yes, however, not necessarily how or what I wanted in the exact form of my long list of desires. For example; I really wanted a home for my family and I made … Continue reading Mixing and matching spiritual doctrines and does it really serve us in the end?
(above photo of my Sammy beginning his own Bible investigation) Once upon a time, I was baptized a Roman Catholic, given a Jewish godfather, and then raised an atheist and to despise the church and not trust anyone toting a Bible. I was slightly brainwashed by my mother’s beliefs and teachings for years. She was smart and a voracious reader and seeker of truth, well educated, an attorney. She made a good case. She was also mentally ill and undiagnosed. Being an alcoholic didn’t help the matter. I listened to a mad woman who was very convincing. Those were some … Continue reading A journey toward God and faith to grow on.