We're in perilous times. The events of this year have been disquieting, moreso than any that I can remember in my lifetime. We've experienced spiritual turbulence many times, but this is different—it's far more acutely pronounced and prolonged. The Powers That Be are working a deep magick ritual of Continue reading A Woman Rides the Beast
Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God… Romans 3:24-25
In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace… Ephesians 1:7
After many months of consideration and internal debate, I have deleted most of my personal social media accounts. There are several reasons for this, the primary of which is that I find that they are not conducive to my overall spiritual and mental health.
A friend asked in a post on their social media page, how can a person be a Christian and not support BLM.
I left the Republican Party in part for the same reasons that I'll never support the Democratic or Libertarian Parties (or the Constitutional, Green, Socialist, etc.)—they expect you to "fall in line" with the party platform and to support their candidates good, bad or indifferent, you know, for the "good of the party". Of course when election day rolls around, I'll vote for the candidates who I believe will do the least amount of damage to our civil body politic and constitutional form of government, quite often "holding my nose" as I do so, knowing full well how to horse trade. Continue reading Leaving Parties and Factions Behind
"The truth doesn't change just because you don't want to hear it." Oh, the irony of my friend posting this!
TL;DR: I have to vent for a moment. I'm sorry if what you're about to read is too much for you, and I'll invite you to please skip reading this post if you've had your fill of negativity for the time being—God knows I have, and I have to let off some steam. With this being said, on to my rant!
The CARES Act of 2020 (a.k.a. the coronavirus stimulus package) provides for certain benefits and entitlements for qualifying taxpayers and business entities. Here is a summary of the benefits to individual persons.
As I was praying and seeking God specifically for His will in the case of Leonard Peltier the other night, I felt strongly impressed to pray for his release, and the following prayers came to me.
The narcissist cares only for one thing: themself. To the narcissist, it's all about how they can gain from us whatever it is that they've determined that we can provide while investing as little as possible in return. We're not coequal persons cooperating with them in building a friendship based on mutual trust and respect; rather, a narcissist sees us only as objects to be used in achieving their goals, filling whatever needs—emotional, material or otherwise—they may want from us based on the roles in which they have cast us.
A friend posited the following question to her social media followers:
So quick poll:
Do you believe in ghosts or spirits?
I’ve had some really weird stuff happen to me that’s been witnessed by friends so I know something is out there but not sure what.
I’d love to hear your opinions!
Yes. Emphatically, unequivocally, undeniably yes.
As Rosh Hashanah, a great time for introspection and self-examination, comes to a close, I'm reminded of an oft told story regarding gossip and slander that has been adapted in various folk tales and by several communities of faith. Rather than retell one of the many variants here, I offer you links to several versions that which taken as a whole, paint the picture that I wish to share.