I allowed myself to feel sad. It was the only gift of love I could give myself. And I cried, maybe 3 or 4 times when I felt like I needed to cry. Sometimes they were just tears, other times sobs. But it was all okay. I allowed myself the freedom and time to feel. … More Cry
One of my favorite movies of all time is Amadeus. In my essay, “Music and Beer, (p. 60)” I talk at length about being taken to see that movie by my music teacher when I was a young child, and how the movie began my love affair with classical music and my adoration of the … More Composers, Comparisons and a Light bulb
Today, I felt compelled to post this poem by Max Ehrmann (1872-1945) because I always come back to it when I am struggling with understanding life as a whole. I’ve put the parts that really speak to me in bold. Enjoy! Visit Desiderata (Latin: desired things) for more info on the poem itself. Go placidly amid … More Desiderata
Dorothy: I just have to take it one day at a time. Rose: Of course you do! If you take them two at a time, you’d be constantly changing your underwear. (Quote from an episode of The Golden Girls where Dorothy seeks treatment for a gambling problem) I would like to consider myself a faithful 12 stepper, but … More Uncertainty
Finding Hope Through Grief.
A reminder for when we are lonely… He Never Leaves Us.
My favorite movie of all time is Cecil B. DeMille’s version of The Ten Commandments (1956). Specifically, my favorite part of this movie is the scene where Moses parts the Red Sea. I still get chills when I watch this scene. I think I know it by heart. Moses (Charlton Heston) extends his staff over … More Behold His Mighty Hand! It’s Just What We Do
“I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians. Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.” ― Mahatma Gandhi This is Holy Week. For many Christians, it is a time of reflection and solemness about the amazing sacrifice that Jesus paid for our sins. I will make it personal, since I know all of … More Jesus Loves Me…Oh Yes He Does
A Christian Cure for Insomnia. My latest post from the Willow Chicago Blog.
A blog post from the Willow Chicago blog. Enjoy! Faith … and a Little Olive Oil.