Category: Spirituality

31 Days of YES!

A few years ago, I compiled a series of daily writings for a publication called the Daily Inspiration published by the UFBL Press. The response to it was overwhelming. I was constantly asked when I would write more, and unfortunately, I didn’t make the time to follow that calling. I can no longer in good…
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The body

Why We Don’t Heal

Healing is physical, but it’s also emotional and spiritual. This is an excerpt from an upcoming work I’m writing. I’m especially grateful to the folks at Hermitage Artist Retreat for giving me uninterrupted time to write. Your questions and comments are appreciated. — The most pervasive block to healing is guilt. A secondary block is…
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The Only Voice That Matters

Suzan McDowell suggested that I blog on the word cacophony. — For the last five months prior to my posting this article, I’ve worked with my 3rd, 4th and 5th grade classes of elementary Theatre students as well as students in music and dance to mount Alice@Wonderland, a 21st century retelling of the classic Lewis…
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Not the Luck of the Irish

Rev. Sherri James asked for a word on “happy”. Happy to oblige! Happy‘s original meaning came from the word hap, which indicated a chance event or opportunity. Happy originally meant lucky. — Since July of last year, I’ve been shopping for a certified used car. Just about every weekend I have found myself at a car…
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See No Evil

Julian Buggs (It’s been a while, friend!) asked for a blog on the term “iconoclast”. An iconoclast is a person who works to destroy any religious imagery or icons on the grounds that worship of those “idols” cannot substitute for devotion to the real thing. — When was the last time you took a selfie?…
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The Opposite of No

Yes!  – Rev. Sheree Thompson asked me to blog on this word. Of course, I said yes. — It’s a small word. But it’s a powerhouse. It’s origin is interesting. It’s a combination of both Middle English words “yea” and “si”, which mean “here” and “being” respectively. It’s defined first as an adverb, which is…
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Feel With

 

Let It Be

This blog was requested by Rev. Gaylon McDowell, based on the word: Beatitude. — Are you pursuing freedom?  Love? Peace? Doing all you can to be happy? The word Beatitude comes from the Latin term meaning happiness. It is a state of joy. The term was made famous through the Bible editor’s description of Jesus’…
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Feel-full-ment

3 Questions That Will End the “Plateau”

This post is inspired by the word “transpersonal”, suggested by the Rev. Gaylon McDowell of Christ Universal Temple. — Transpersonal is a term coined by psychologists who wanted to acknowledge the spiritual and ethereal phenomena outside of the normal experience of humankind that affect the evolution of the consciousness of humanity. Trans means “beyond”. There’s…
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