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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The Music of Happiness

Music is a complicated thing.  There are masterpieces that take our breath away, songs that annoyingly get stuck in our heads, love songs that make us cry and life moment songs that make us cry harder.  In music just like in life there are moments that ebb and flow, dissonant chords that eventually resolve, strong … Continue reading The Music of Happiness

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