Spirituality

Have a little faith

Oh wow, I came across this little video series featuring Nadia Bolz-Weber a Lutherian Pastor (Forgiving assholes is my favourite! ) and thought – that’s it – that’s what I want. I want my church to be like that. Although these days I look fairly normal (aside from when I wrap my hair), with a […]

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Boxes and Labels

It’s been a while hasn’t it? And why is that? Because I got hung up on labels and boxes. Exactly where I fit in. What tribe do I belong to? Why am I doing this bloody blog anyway? So many questions. As it is always for me. I think I will always be a seeker […]

Spirituality

100s of ways to kneel

There are 100s of ways to kneel and kiss the ground – Rumi I have a snippet of this poem in my prayer book and I found myself pondering it. It’s from a poem by Sufi mystic, Rumi. At first I thought that Rumi meant for each of us there is a huge number of ways […]

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Changing tastes

I have always loved dark, twisted books and TV. But there seems to be something happening to my tastes, they are changing quite considerably. I’ve written before about how I can’t watch Game of Thrones, and this same thing is affecting all the TV I watch and even the books I read. I don’t want […]

Spirituality

Prayer beads

My prayer beads are humble little things. They are about 8 years old and they are made from a length of waxed cotton and plain wooden beads, the quarter ones ever so slightly bigger than the rest so I have to pay attention to feel when they switch size. I made them from beads I […]

Spirituality

Creativity as a route to God

It’s not a new idea is it? That we can reach God through music and art? You only have to look at the sheer amount of sacred music and art, or even walk into a religious building to see it. There are exceptions of course, but it does seem to be a good way to […]

Spirituality

Qualifiers

I mentioned my pilgrimage at social group I go to the other day and the facilitator said ‘I didn’t know you are a Christian’. I laughed and said ‘yes, a heretical, rebellious Christian, but yes, a Christian’. It’s funny that came out like that. I guess it shows how uncomfortable I am being a Christian, […]