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A Dreadful Smell Woke Me in the Wee Hours of the Morning

A Dreadful Smell Woke Me in the Wee Hours of the Morning

A not so ordinary day in the life of a boater I didn’t move. Maybe I was dreaming. I do have strange and vivid dreams. But the soft tinkle of an ID tag rubbing against a rabies tag and joined by a dog license tag reaffirmed my worst fears. Next came the furious...
Confront Your Darkest Fears With Light

Confront Your Darkest Fears With Light

Let there be light. I will never minimize the bursts of light that have come my way during my life so far and still come. However, my main source of light is not of this world, just as I am not. I’m just passing through. Heading for that Light that is God. No cupboard...
The Poodle Who Fell Into Dark Waters

The Poodle Who Fell Into Dark Waters

Our poodle likes walking on the edge of the dock My past ranges from cringe-worthy incidents to other failures, successes, joy, and even tragedy. I do look back sometimes and reflect, especially the times I have fallen; I will never forget those who have pulled me...
It’s Okay To Let Go of a Dream and Just Be in the Present

It’s Okay To Let Go of a Dream and Just Be in the Present

The present moment is all I have As I pray, I can only connect with God in the present moment, not in the past, not worrying about the future. It took me decades to embrace this truth as expressed so beautifully in The Sacrament of the Present Moment by...
How Real Is Your God?

How Real Is Your God?

God is my constant companion. “Do you not know that you are a temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?”(1 Corinthians 3:16, NKJV). I walk with Him. I talk to Him. I guess it would be scary if it weren’t so much fun having Him hang around. Sometimes,...
Why I No Longer Listen to Nessun Dorma

Why I No Longer Listen to Nessun Dorma

Nick [email protected] And who am I to judge — Let no one sleep I love music. My earliest memories of my parents revolve around music. Singing after home worship on a Sunday evening. Those old hymns. The one my mother would not play because I always started crying....