An Intention/Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

Over the years, I have been helped tremendously by intentions or prayers that other people have written. Lately, I have been writing my own. This is an intention/prayer I wrote for the broken-hearted. If you believe in God, you can use this as a prayer. If you do not believe in God, you can use … Continue reading An Intention/Prayer for the Broken-Hearted

What I Didn’t Understand About Racism: White People (And Especially White Christians), We Must Change

I am white, and I am a Christian, and I believe white Christians, by and large, do not understand racism. I know I do not fully understand racism. We are a large part of the problem, and we must change. Ignorance is…Ignorance When I was growing up, I learned about the Civil War and about … Continue reading What I Didn’t Understand About Racism: White People (And Especially White Christians), We Must Change

Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness

I believe that Love is stronger than anything, although I will admit that sometimes I have a hard time remembering this--especially when things are very difficult in the world. Love is the power that allows us to recognize and honor the light in everyone and to cultivate it in ourselves and others. The "light in … Continue reading Three Things Love is Stronger Than and Why It is Stronger: Overcoming Our Darkness

The President’s Problem, Authoritarianism and Aggression, and How We Really Make America Great Again

President Trump suffers from significant self-loathing, although at first glance, it certainly seems like the opposite is true. Self-Loathing or Self-Love? The President constantly engages in self-seeking, self-aggrandizing behavior. Donald Trump’s presidency is an extension of the Donald Trump show. He is not so concerned about how his presidency affects the U.S. He is very … Continue reading The President’s Problem, Authoritarianism and Aggression, and How We Really Make America Great Again

My Cross-Country Hula-Hoop Adventure, Social Media Perfectionism, and Loving our Beautiful and Imperfect Life

I definitely have a love/hate relationship with social media. I think a lot of us do. On the one hand, I love using social media to connect with friends and family and express myself through writing, art, and photography. On the other hand, I am certainly aware of the pressure social media can put on … Continue reading My Cross-Country Hula-Hoop Adventure, Social Media Perfectionism, and Loving our Beautiful and Imperfect Life

That Time I Bombed Zumba Class (and Other Adventures in Awkwardness): Letting Go of the Need to Look Perfect and In Control

I often dread looking stupid in front of other people. I think most of us do. Early in life, I somehow picked up the message that it was really important to look smooth, polished, pretty, and in control at all times. I internalized the message that if I presented myself this way, people would admire … Continue reading That Time I Bombed Zumba Class (and Other Adventures in Awkwardness): Letting Go of the Need to Look Perfect and In Control