The Goodness of God and Conditional Belief

Do we believe God is good only when He does what we want? Lately I’ve been pondering this question and the concept of conditional belief. How often my lips whisper, “I know I can trust you,” when my mind conjures, if you give me what I prayed for. In fact, I find the simple trust a child …

A Mermaid in the Making

“My dove is hiding behind some rocks, behind an outcrop of the cliff. Call to me and let me hear your lovely voice and see your handsome face.” Song of Solomon 2:14 I wonder whether there are times, spiritually speaking, when the Bridegroom hides. My mother’s recent comment on my post “Embracing Emptiness,” reminded me of …

The Parable of the Talents

"You know," my mother's kindly eyes sparkled as she spoke, "When I was in real estate school, I learned that you need to take down your personal photos when trying to sell your home."      "Really," I hummed while studying her face, waiting for what would come next.      "Yes, that's right. People walk in and get distracted …

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