I grew up in the Episcopalian/Anglican church in Chicagoland. Even though this faith is closely tied to the teachings of the New Testament, I don't remember us learning any Bible stories in Sunday School. Later, I studied philosophy in college and learned about the teachings of Christian thinkers Saint Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas. I … Continue reading Studying the Bible
Speaking A Language I Never Learned
Icon depicting Mary with the apostles filled with the Holy Spirit, indicated by "cloven tongues like as of fire" above their heads. Have you ever talked or sung in your sleep so loudly that it wakes you up? Well, I have done that at least four times in the last few years but the languages … Continue reading Speaking A Language I Never Learned
What Are You Focusing On?
During this difficult time of pandemic, it can sometimes be hard to feel much joy. We focus on how we can't see our children, parents, grandchildren, siblings or other relatives or friends and feel so sad. Because we need each other, this is especially hard for all of us. But as long as Covid-19 is … Continue reading What Are You Focusing On?
The Joy of Music
Andante International Choir in Torrevieja, Spain One of the things that gives me the most joy in living is singing in a choir. Here in Spain, I sing alto in two choirs. One of them is Crescendo International Choir. This group of 50 or so of us are mostly retired people who live on the … Continue reading The Joy of Music
Lesson 11: Be Open to Signs from the Spirit World
“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret; it is only with the heart that one can see rightly, what is essential is invisible to the eye.”– Antoine de Saint-Exupery Some people say that a spiritual world doesn’t exist because they can see no evidence of that. I say they aren’t paying attention … Continue reading Lesson 11: Be Open to Signs from the Spirit World
Ireland, My Love
I am in Ireland now to see old friends and to attend the International Choral Festival in Cork, May 1st to 5th. Even though it rains entirely too much in this country, there's no place I have been in the world where all the people are so friendly! Everything is "grand" or at least people … Continue reading Ireland, My Love