Repainting – A Parable of Forgiveness

 Have you ever tried to match a paint color without a swatch or a nifty home depot attendant? I have, and I would like to attest that some mistakes can’t be covered up ourselves by eye-balling a paint color.  We are simply gonna need more help. I recently put some new curtains in my house. … Continue reading Repainting – A Parable of Forgiveness

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My Mother writes poetry

I have an amazing Mother.  I know everyone says that, but I really do. I receive so much of my love for life from my mom. As a teenager she was always quick to give advice or leave me a note of encouragement on my usually unmade bed.  She came to every piano competition, softball … Continue reading My Mother writes poetry

Bad Bananas-Distancing ourselves from the harmful effects of unhealthy relationships

How many times have you made the mistake of putting an overripe banana next to another food item like a sandwich or a cookie only to have everything end up tasting like the nasty banana?   Sometimes life can be like a bad banana. Getting too close to toxic things, people, environments can just make … Continue reading Bad Bananas-Distancing ourselves from the harmful effects of unhealthy relationships

Peanut Butter Parable-Finding Divine Forgiveness from even the messiest of mistakes

I hate to admit that more than once in my childhood I fell asleep happily with a delicious wad of gum in my mouth only to wake up with a horrible blob of unmerciful goo in my hair. After a few minutes of panic I would remember that I happened to have a brilliant mother … Continue reading Peanut Butter Parable-Finding Divine Forgiveness from even the messiest of mistakes

California Poppies-Reaching Towards the Light

Finding the faith to reach towards the light  In Northern California we have beautiful orange poppies that grow in the wild everywhere.  During my morning walks I am always amazed to look up and see them spreading like orange wildfire all over the green lush landscape.  A friend of mine once pointed out something to … Continue reading California Poppies-Reaching Towards the Light