For the most part, I dont really give much thought to the time I spent in church as a child. I cant honestly say that I have more than a handful of good memories from my church-going days, and Im certain that the many bad memories outweigh the few good ones. (Although, I fully admit that much of this may be due to the fact that I was an all-around miserable child most of the time back then.)
While the overall church experience didnt leave me with any warm fuzzy feelings, I can say that I did learn som... read more »
Earlier this evening I read a wonderfully unapologetic rant, and I wanted to share it here. I can say that it mirrors many of my own feelings these days, which is why I wanted to share it. It was written by someone as fed up as I am with being negatively stereotyped.
[Some of the language contained within is not the sort of stuff I usually post on this blog. I have semi-censored some of the text, but you'll still be able to tell what the original words were.]
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To my fellow American women: If you're going to keep demanding equality, it's time you start living it!
Let's face facts: It's simply not fair for us, as modern American women, to demand chivalry and equality. The two are almost entirely contradictory. You cannot expect a man to think of you as strong when you cry out for help every time you are faced with a task that requires a tiny bit of grit. You cannot expect a man to think of you as independent if you get visibly offended when he doesn't open the... read more »
Throughout my teen years and on into my early adulthood, I was on an on-again/off-again search for something that would show itself to be spiritual truth. Every step I took in researching various religions of the world too me farther and farther from the narcissistic, dictatorial, puppet master God of the Bible and closer to the ancient spiritualities of Europe and Asia.
While my studies of Buddhism were merely a stop-off on my journey, I find that many of the teachings of Buddhist leaders still hold, ... read more »
I spent most of my childhood being teased mercilessly by my peers, both at school and at church. I have always been the fat, freckle-faced, redheaded, unpopular kid. I didn't play sports. I didn't have any particularly enviable talents I didn't come from a "rich" family. I rarely ever had more than one or two "friends" at any given time. It didn't take me long to understand that I have never fit into the mold of what common society considers to be physically beautiful. I probably understood this fact by ... read more »
You have blessings you have yet to count. You are more amazing than you know. You are Soul here having a human experience. You are divine. How about that? Related articles Give it your highest and your best (greatpoetrymhf.wordpress.com) Filed under: 12 Step Program, Acceptance, gratitude, Higher Power, love, poetry, recovery, spiritual renewal, spirtual awakening, [...] read more »
At some point, some person will become a part of your life for a short time, but will leave a very lasting impression on your heart. This is an experience that most everyone will have, and it can be a unique experience, to be so affected by someone youve barely gotten to know.
This is the story of the brief time that Bob* was a part of my life.
From October 2006 to October 2007, I worked in the administration and monitoring positions at a residential facility here in Pensacola where newly-released inm... read more »
Hello, neglected readers. I realize it has been far too long since I have been here faithfully, and I am preparing for a proper return to regular writing. However, just for today, I have found this little picture item while browsing a series of websites, and I wanted to share it with you all. I "found" (translation: stole) this image on another blog called Analyfe, and I do not know if it was original to that blog or if that blog's author also "found" the image as I did.
It's the type of thing you come... read more »
I've never been the kind of person who had—or wanted—bunches and bunches of friends. I've always preferred to keep one or two close friends and simply maintain others at the level of friendly acquaintances. I know this might not be typical for a woman, but there's a reason behind it.
You see, there's this thing about having friends: you have to open yourself up emotionally.
It doesn't sound like anything big or scary, but opening up emotionally leaves you open to being hurt or disappointed or mislead... read more »
I'm not a person who expects to be surrounded by perfection all the time. I mean, perfection is nice, but it's just not realistic to expect it all the time. The yard at our house is a perfect example of this: the weeds that pop up in the yard don't bother me a bit. But the last few days, as I would come and go from the house, I noticed that a rather large green weed was pushing it's way up through a crack in the sidewalk right beside my rose vine. It bothered me, but I never noticed it at a time when I a... read more »