“When I look back on the suffering in my life, this may sound really strange, but I see it now as a gift. I would have never asked for it for a second. I hated it while it was happening and I protested as loudly as I could, but suffering happened anyway. Now, in retrospect … Continue reading The Dark Night
When i was a young man, i was a thief. i stole stuff just to steal it. Dad would come home and i would pick up a couple of coins and perhaps some smokes, if i thought he would not miss them. Bastard smoked menthol, too. Yuck. One time my mom's parents were in town … Continue reading Grace
This may be disturbing for some...be healthy please...and it is Jesus stuff, so if you do not like that sort of thing, resist the urge to correct and criticize, and just move along. These are personal things from my journey. That statement may raised your hackles a bit. I am not an Old Testament Christian. … Continue reading Old Testament Christians
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Warning. Spirituality stuff. Run if you must, but i invite you to stay if you are even remotely interested. If you have been following the blog, you know my brain woke up recently and i have anything but peace within. I have determination, focus (for the most part) and all kinds of tools to help. … Continue reading The Gift of Silence
i don't know if someone famous said this or not and i am far too lazy to do a search. It speaks truth, i think. No matter the "special spiritual group" you might belong to...no one has the only answer. If you do, you will probably write a book about it and make a fortune. … Continue reading Don’t Be a Dick
Does that offend you? It brings me great comfort. Why anyone would want to remove that source of joy and comfort from my life? But people claiming any kind of spirituality are fair game in our society.