(Continuing from yesterday's post, Day 2: When Grace Met Jesus ) I had been so sheltered at home and church all summer long, surrounded by light and love. And the first day back to school is when I first noticed my heightened sensitivity. It felt so dark. It was as if I couldn't breathe. By day … Continue reading Day 3: My Charismatic Years
I was 15 years old, just finished my freshman year of high school, and I was quickly outgrowing my desires for worldy materialism. During Spring Break a couple months earlier, I somehow started connecting with God in a new way. My desire to truly know him became stronger. My mom and a couple other ladies … Continue reading Day 2: When Grace Met Jesus
Two years ago this week I experienced a spontaneous kundalini awakening. I figured I'd just come right out and say it. This experience is really the whole reason I'm writing this series. It changed everything for me and divides my life into before and after. After it happened, nothing looked the same. I saw the … Continue reading Day 1: The Experience which Changed Everything
Beginning tomorrow, I'm launching a daily blogging series about my spiritual experiences of the past two years and how they have transformed my faith and worldview. A few weeks ago I thought I'd like to try another daily blogging challenge for a month like I did last year. I still love the idea of doing it … Continue reading My Spiritual Journey – new blog series
I’m finding it quite difficult to write this post, mostly because I can’t seem to find the right words to explain what is an experience that goes beyond words. All attempts to describe the spiritual using words will be lacking and incomplete, and that’s why it’s easier to communicate through art and music and the like.
A few months ago I created a wall hanging for my new baby and planned to make one for each of my children. I asked my daughter what colors she would like for hers and she told me she wanted a heart. I wanted to stick with the original design because of its womb symbolism, but then wondered if I could create the same technique with a heart shape.
I finally decided to try this as my daughter’s birthday was approaching. It was also around Valentine’s day and as it happened, I’d already been…
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February 28th: I awoke in the night and knew the answer was, is, and always will be, YES. The question is irrelevant. The questions are almost always irrelevant. The questions are just meant to push me to the ultimate answer of YES. Here is life's grand secret: Yes. It's always the answer. Yes. One Yes … Continue reading YES
I'm a little late at doing this but here it is: the songs that defined my year. Gracie's 2018 Playlist (click here) I don't have the time to post each song and my connection to it the way I did with my 2017 playlist, so I'm just posting a link to my Spotify playlist and … Continue reading My 2018 Playlist
For too long, Christianity as a whole has ignored, belittled, and even outright suppressed the feminine. I've witnessed first-hand the dysfunction that such imbalance creates within individuals and families. When we portray God using only masculine terms, it's natural for women to think that godliness is more of a masculine virtue. Instead of embracing our … Continue reading When God is only portrayed as masculine…
Most Christians are taught and believe that God has no gender. God is God, transcending humanity. And yet, God created us in His own image, male and female He created us. So God is both genderless but also contains both masculinity and femininity. It is a divine mystery. While we believe that we can't really … Continue reading Mother God: Exploring the Divine Feminine
Odd, but true: I have been applying the KonMari method not only to my physical possessions, but to my electronic hoarding as well! I have been an avid user of Pinterest for several years. I use it for craft inspiration, home ideas and decor, words of wisdom, and lots and lots of giggles. In that … Continue reading Organizing my Pinterest account using the KonMari method