Hurricane Katrina Revisited Wanting to live peacefully and without conflict, many shy away from politics and even religion. Admittedly that this is a tempting prospect. However, being a citizen of this world for over 50 years now, I know it is impossible to totally avoid both subjects, especially conversations about God. Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul, in another of his books – the name of which escapes me now – suggests that we cannot separate our religious, spiritual and political lives. We are impacting the community with
School Bells Are Ringing – Soon Children are heading back to school shortly so it means that the ‘holidays’ are over for many mothers who have most of the transportation, attending-every-event and homework duties. You are heading back into the full grind! Always truthful is another word that probably ought to be added to my tagline as in all honesty – I do not envy you. Every morning and sometimes three or more times a day, I connect with my daughter and she is always on the run. Kitten, my
Children Church Lessons “Make your own Bible. Select and collect all the words and sentences that in all your readings have been to you like the blast of a trumpet.” Ralph Waldo Emerson For most of my childhood years, my Sundays mornings into afternoons were spent in church, dressed in uncomfortable frilly frocks, wearing even more uncomfortable ill-fitting shoes sent to us from “The States.” The lessons from the pulpit were, for the most part, lost on me. More interested in lunch, what was for dinner or the conversation with
Blessed Sunday “Compassion is a lifetime business. You can’t say something like, “I will have compassion on Monday, Thursdays and Fridays only. But for the rest, I will be cruel”. That is hypocrisy.” Israelmore Ayivor Many entered the sanctuary today full of holiness and remained there for most of the day, enjoying the community and using the best church apps to share their thoughts and tithing. Come Monday, they will exit and at the gate pick up their basket full of judgement, criticism and hatred, peddling their wares all week.
Policing Spiritual Care Over my lifetime, many a dumb things have come to my attention, as I am sure they have yours. Policing spirituality is the latest. Apparently, there is a move in Scotland to do just that. Lock up parents for the not giving their children enough spiritual guidance and spiritual care. Excuse me?! Yes, readers know that I have supported the idea of parenting classes, however, this proposal over in Scotland is going just a bit across the line and into the dictatorship zone. Who decides what is