Spirituality Tag

13 Dec A True Miracle in Paris

In life, our world is filled with opposites.  Where there is good, there is bad.  When there is up, we inevitably have down.  Where there is yes, there is also no.  Life is like an elevator.  We go up, and we go down.  And the reality is that at some point, we ALL have our moments where we feel down.  Last week, the elevator of my life went down.  It wasn’t anything bad or life-threatening.  But it was rooted in the uncertainty and unknown of what’s around the corner for me.  I am at a time in my life where I am being (somewhat) forced to make a change.  But within this transition, I don’t know where my life is going nor a clue as to where it will end up. I can’t even begin to speculate. So, there is a lot of uncertainty about my impending changes.  With so much anxiety and fear about what’s coming, I took my troubles to God.
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02 Dec Angels in Disguise

Once upon a time, we believed. We believed in all that was unseen. We had big dreams of being superheroes and princesses. We believed that our fathers really could pull a coin from our ear. We believed that we could wish upon stars. We believed in unicorns, Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny; and we believed in magic and miracles. And once upon a time, we believed in fairies, invisible friends, and ANGELS. And then one day, our parents (or our friends) told us that we could not believe anymore. Eventually, many of our childhood fantasies vanished with age, times, heartbreak, and life experience. We came to learn about a new world. It was an adult world that was laden with sadness, despair, loneliness, disillusion, and ego. In this new reality, there was no room for miracles, much less angels. Lost was the innocence of our childhood.
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19 Dec War…what is it good for? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING…

These famous song lyrics have been playing on a loop in my head for the past few weeks. It is alarming how many real and perceived wars we have in this world. We fight the battle of the bulge. We battle depression. We have a war on terrorists, a war against ISIS, a war on drugs, a war on immigration, and now a war against Muslims. It seems that American culture is predicated to being in war.   But I see this as a bigger problem. I think the real war is within. It is a war against the self. As I watch the news and read my Facebook feeds, it seem that some people are totally committed to an anti-love movement. We aren’t just fighting each other; we are fighting ourselves.
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