On The Turning Away from God: A Round Trip

Turning away from God occurred at a young age for me. My father was an atheist and would not take me to “our” church that I was baptized in. So he suggested I attend church with a school friend. I didn’t understand why my United Methodist (UMC) Bible was so different from the Soutern Baptist(SBC) one.Continue reading “On The Turning Away from God: A Round Trip”

Original Sin: A Theory

Take a journey with me for just a moment. Attempt to put aside the social and religious constructs, so deeply seared into our minds. The first time I heard this theory myself, the daughter of a self-described atheist, and a Church of Christ Christian, I could not fully grasp the concept. Now, to me it seemsContinue reading “Original Sin: A Theory”

The Cusp of True Growth

Here I stand, in the New Year with my toes hanging over the edge. Faith tells me to jump, that my wings will work once I let go and soar. Fear keeps my feet grounded. This weekend, I watched my son fear a new playground experience. I held his hand walking him up the stairs. OnceContinue reading “The Cusp of True Growth”

Meditation: Getting Started

“The master has failed more times than the beginner has even tried.” – Stephen McCranie Throughout my life, I have attempted and “failed” at meditation. Beginning in high school, I tried many times (or at least for a teenager, it seemed endless times) to still my mind in meditation. I gave up, more frustrated thanContinue reading “Meditation: Getting Started”

Letter to The Creator: Leap of Faith

Creator, If You created Everything and Everything is You, then We are all You. We are ALL One. If You are Love, then to Be is to Love. We are all cut from the same fabric, so although We can appear different and act different from One another Our origin is the same, You. You created Us, and gave UsContinue reading “Letter to The Creator: Leap of Faith”

Being Vulnerable to Accept Love

When we armor up and protect ourselves, we actually shield against the very thing we seek: Love. By removing the armor, laying down our shields and weapons we open up to receive and give love. In all actuality, the very thing we seek is already within. Writing, meditation and creative expressions are our windows intoContinue reading “Being Vulnerable to Accept Love”

A Deeper Look at Polyamory and Monogamy: What is our true nature?

In the age of changing attitudes and behaviors about sex, the idea of polyamory seems to come up more and more frequently. While I believe that sexual behaviors should be ultimately determined by consenting participants, here I explore what I believe the evidence shows is our true nature as humans. Historically & Religiously Raised inContinue reading “A Deeper Look at Polyamory and Monogamy: What is our true nature?”

How bad is it, really? Attention Seeking Part III

In reading through Parts I and II (one last time) the night before the series was to be published I was struck down by my own question: How bad is it, really, to seek attention? So here we are now, Part III. In this post, I ask myself and you, the reader, where is the boundary?Continue reading “How bad is it, really? Attention Seeking Part III”

The Fairy Tale of Storybook Romance: Attention Seeking Part II

At a young age, girls are sold the dream of happily ever after. We are made to feel that we are incomplete without a man.  Prince Charming saves Cinderella from poverty and her evil stepsisters. Sleeping Beauty is only awakened by the kiss of true love. All live happily ever after. Or do they? (AnotherContinue reading “The Fairy Tale of Storybook Romance: Attention Seeking Part II”

Attention Seeking Part I

It is unceremoniously and without much ado that I share with you my desire for having consistent and continuous male attention. On the surface the attention is physical. Yet it is my deeper desire to be desired by a man who finds me spiritually and intellectually attractive, not just sexually or physically. After feeling thatContinue reading “Attention Seeking Part I”

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