Device Protection (Reprise)

(Originally posted to TheViewFrom5022 in February of 2016) There is a tendency, these days, for people to make an almost knee-jerk adjustment from experiencing real and intense events, to suddenly detaching from that experience by putting a cell phone in front of their faces.  That shift from experiencing the moment to recording the moment, protects …

That’s not my job

Two nights ago, I lay in the bed unable to drop into sleep. I never watch TV and rarely watch videos but I decided a few moments might help. I intended to watch a few Matthew McConaughey Lincoln commercials. (I don't know...they speak to me. I understand the subtle spirituality of what goes on in …

What I’m seeing today

That's okay; Jesus' blog isn't getting any 'likes' today, either. When people don't respond or answer my questions, I am left to wonder why.  If they are critical of me or discrediting me because of ...whatever...I cannot defend myself.  But there is freedom and power in that, because neither is what I say influenced by …

Forgive us our Debts

My mother was an artist.  She tended to her children the way she had tended to her doll babies when she was a child: she dressed them, arranged them, and used them as models for her paintings.  My father believed that sons were everything.  After 2 daughters and 4 miscarriages, I was the seventh disappointment. …