What Would Jesus Do About the Catholic Church?

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bigstock-Religious-statue-of-baby-Jesus-12807167I was raised an Irish Catholic.  6 a.m. Mass most mornings, Novenas every Tuesday night, First Fridays every month and as many rosaries as could be squeezed in between.  To say nothing of choir practice for the Sunday Mass. I was taught by the long-suffering nuns and was usually their chosen debater to be sent to Archdiocesan Religion Contests to compete on matters of faith.  I was even given my very own Jesuit theology coach in high school to prime me for the fray. 

Then I grew up.  I studied other peoples’ theologies and evolved my own connection to God – a close one, very dear to my heart.  I’m a major pray-er and have been known to storm heaven when the occasion demanded it.  I’ve written about God from a Tibetan, Catholic, Mystic, Native American, Hindu, Jain and Kabbalist point of view in my books.  I’ve penned a book of Uncommon Prayer.  Continue reading “What Would Jesus Do About the Catholic Church?” »

Posted on February 8th 2013 in Faith, Life, Politics, Religion

Maybe This Says it Pretty Well

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2135972127_0d102a45f0People don’t look to the long-ago poetry of Edgar Guest for soaring metaphors or complex pentameter. He was often called the People’s Poet because of his commonsense-able thoughts about life, rendered in the form of simple verse that was full of homespun wisdom and spiritual decency. When I was writing  the What Would Jesus Do blog  I remembered this poem from childhood about “the men who live their creeds.” Continue reading “Maybe This Says it Pretty Well” »

Posted on February 8th 2013 in Poetry, Politics, Religion

Forever Young

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It’s who we are.  On the Inside .  Untouched by time or infirmity. Untrammeled by sorrows and losses and terrible truths. Unfettered by the vulnerability of old age or the fear of oblivion. Inside we are  forever young.  Continue reading “Forever Young” »

Posted on February 2nd 2013 in Happiness, Life, Loving Life

When Your Inside Doesn’t Match Your Outside Anymore

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bigstock-eye-texture-18462380A snapshot can do it… a store window reflection…  a chance remark by a friend.  It’s the moment you realize you’re not young anymore.  You’re not old either, thank the Lord, just – you know, not young.  You don’t feel any different on the inside.  But your inside doesn’t match your outside the way it used to and suddenly you know it. 

Your friends are getting face lifts, so you stand in front of the newly unfriendly mirror, pulling up your cheeks and pushing your neck around.  Tautness makes you look so much better you don’t ever want to let go because now it’s clear to you that your libido may be friskier than your face. Continue reading “When Your Inside Doesn’t Match Your Outside Anymore” »

Posted on February 2nd 2013 in Life, Loving Life, Women
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