Unmasked

Carnival includes wearing masks and the grand fiesta begins today in Chapala. This  annual festival has an interesting genesis!  Soon the streets around all the villages in Mexico will swarm with visitors from around the globe! For 15 days the music will drown our treasured silence. This world-wide festival keeps artists busy making costumes, floats…

The Girl I Was

I was that shy girl who had low self-worth. I was the girl who envied those who had parents who took interest in their children.  I was the girl who believed she had no chance of being loved.  I was the girl who compared herself to the popular girls at school, to the magazine models,…

Mirror Reflections

Unplugged from the news, the nasty noise of blame, I am well placed, with ears to hear what the Spirit is singing.  The sweet symphony of a gentle breeze rustling through the trees beckons my consideration of Who blows this unseen wind?   The world is quick to finger point at science, to cast a…

A Narrow Gate

We often convince ourselves to take a particular direction. With confidence we believe  that the path we are on is the right one. Many travel down a preferred road without a thought about eternity. The Truth warns us “Push yourself through the narrow gate. For wide and broad is the road that leads to destruction,…

Fences and Gates

A fence is a barricade to keep things out.  It shields and protects fields, livestock, and our homes.   A fence also keeps dogs, horses and children from running into harm.  A fence is a guard against prowlers, it is a hedge of protection.  “How long will you assault me? Would all of you throw…

1st 2nd 3rd JOHN

The living and active Word of God Almighty says that we are recognized by how we love and pray for our enemies. Let us not edge out God by allowing our EGO to hinder our duty to love one another unconditionally, just as He loves us all. “Anyone who loves their brother and sister lives in the light, and…