Category Archives: spirituality

Dear Father…

“Dear Father” by Taming the Tiger I usually shy away from anything too spiritual or religious, because I do realize many of my readers are atheist, agnostic, or of differing faiths–and I respect their right to believe as they wish. … Continue reading

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God is my guide and mentor.

I don’t like to get all religious on this blog, but once again, God led me to a small thing that’s exactly what my soul needs.  Just about a month ago,  I found a wonderful book of devotions in the … Continue reading

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Suffering can create maturity in survivors

There are a few people in this world that astound me with their ability to find the silver lining behind every black cloud and these are the people who always inspire me to do better. Katie is one of them. … Continue reading

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Love’s table for abuse survivors

I can’t….I can’t not reblog this. OMG. This is like my life. I know these narcissistic yuppies of which Katie speaks.    The corporate and work world is swarming with them. They swarm wherever there is money and status. They … Continue reading

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Happy Pentecost!

Pentecost is a Christian holy day and is always celebrated exactly seven weeks after Easter Sunday. It commemorates the descent of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles and other followers of Jesus Christ before He ascended back into Heaven (Acts … Continue reading

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Finding meaning in life after narc abuse and in poverty

Katie’s life trajectory has been so much like my own it’s downright spooky, but I think God brought this woman’s spiritual wisdom into my life as part of my journey in recovery. Her blog has become one of my favorites. … Continue reading

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Spiritual girth.

Soweto Gospel Choir I used to marvel at gospel and opera singers when I was a kid. It seemed like so many of them, if not most of them, were fat.  To my young mind, this didn’t seem like a … Continue reading

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Spirituality and therapy don’t have to be mutually exclusive.

More often lately, I’m feeling the presence of the Holy Spirit while at church. What this feels like is an opening of my heart and a warm surge of emotion. Sometimes I even get a little misty-eyed during the proceedings, … Continue reading

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Why I love liturgy.

Back in April, during the Easter Vigil mass, I became a Roman Catholic. This came as a surprise to many people I know, since I’d spent most of my life as an agnostic and at times veered close to atheism. … Continue reading

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Spiritual crisis.

I’ve always hesitated about getting too religious on this blog, since people of many different faiths (or none at all) come here and I don’t want to alienate non-Christians or atheists. But there’s no possible way to write what I’m … Continue reading

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