How could I?

I like to think that I have a strong faith in God. Yet I have recently had occasion to doubt. DOUBT transitive verb archaic a: fear b: suspect to call into question the truth of : to be uncertain or in doubt about a: to lack confidence in-Distrust b: to consider unlikely. I had been thinkingContinue reading “How could I?”

The most valuable thing

It was slightly more than 20 years ago. A delightful summer afternoon, ironically this memory includes me mowing the lawn. Ironic because I because I mow lawns for a living in the summer. My friend John is walking by. I stop what I’m doing to visit. He tells me about a new type of treatment program thatContinue reading “The most valuable thing”

Faith in the Love that surrounds me

I can’t see it, touch it, smell it or hear it. I do know, however, that it is there. I can feel it if I am open and attentive to it. Love is infinite, unbounded and beyond description. I must, if I am to pass it on to those I encounter practice faith in it.Continue reading “Faith in the Love that surrounds me”

Discernment

The act of perceiving. Well, that’s just great. Admitting that my perception is egregiously flawed, I have arrived at a crossroads where I must summon that which cannot be fathomed by the human mind but know is there. I have a choice to allow myself to be devoured by all the injustice and chaos swirling inContinue reading “Discernment”

Do you know the difference?

Allow me to introduce you to the Yellow Jacket Wasp. Profanity Warning! These little bastards are fucking mean! They are considered to be beneficial because they eat other insects like mosquitoes, apids and the like. I have become acquainted with them, quite painfully 6 times in the past week. They will defend the colony very aggressively. AContinue reading “Do you know the difference?”

Delusion

noun A delusion is a belief that is held with strong conviction despite superior evidence to the contrary. As a pathology, it is distinct from a belief based on false or incomplete information, confabulation, dogma, illusion, or other effects of perception. Wikipedia Wait, What? What of Faith then? It goes on, Whew! Many religious beliefs hold exactly the same features, yet are not universally considered delusional. Praise God,Continue reading “Delusion”

Catalyst

Defined Noun A. (chemistry) a substance that initiates or accelerates a chemical reaction without itself being affected B. something that causes an important event to happen For purposes of this ramble, I am referring to definition B. I am reflecting on a particular event or series of circumstances that left me without any certainty. I found myselfContinue reading “Catalyst”

Enlightened Self Interest

When I do something for you, I’m not doing it for you, I’m doing it for me. “Charity is really self-interest disguised under the form of altruism” Anthony de Mello Awareness My life today depends on being of service. Not only am I self employed in a service oriented profession, I have integrated a desire toContinue reading “Enlightened Self Interest”

Please and Thank You

I feel so lucky to be able to embrace, wholeheartedly, the idea that I can improve my conscious contact with God. I acknowledge that many face seemingly insurmountable obstacles when even considering this. It started with the barest beginnings with me. Saying Please when I wake and Thank you as I lay down to end my day. IContinue reading “Please and Thank You”

Justice

We I’m here, writing again about principles that I work toward living by. Today I am writing about justice, which is aligned with the 9th step. Made direct amends to such people wherever possible, except when to do so would injure them or others. For me though, the step is taking direct action out of love forContinue reading “Justice”

Books by Patricia Furstenberg

Travel, History, Fiction and Dogs

11thofsummer Blogs!

Asian. Awkward. Introvert. Shhh!

Rethinking Life

Art and the philosophy of life

Ursus Art

Artworks by artist Eva Mout

Wishing Tree

healing - connecting - empowering - thriving

I Know I Made You Smile

cartoons/humor/fiction/nonfiction

Happily Lover

Happily Ever After

Humoring the Goddess

Croning My Way Through Life

Kingdom Pastor

Living Freely In God's Kingdom