Atonement

Chakras; Receiving God’s Unconditional Love or…”Let that River Flow”

God is love. Love is God. Whatever box or graven image we might create for God; whatever name or visualization we might have given Him in our sincere attempts to comprehend Him, God is bigger than that. He is more kind, more compassionate, more patient, more full, complete, perfect…than that. God’s love is unconditional. It […]

Unconditional Love

I suppose everyone on this planet asks themselves, with varying degrees of intensity, commitment, and integrity, the question “what is love?” It occurs to me that it is presumptuous to even attempt to answer such a question. Any such attempt is doomed to being incomplete, if it’s not just spitting into the wind. Nevertheless, I […]

Conversations with God # 18 – A Warm Hug

I offer the following as a revelation. Nothing about it is binding in any way. It is offered, with pretense, by invitation only. As with much revelation, it represents an outpouring, a condensation within a brief time, of much teaching and learning and processing over days, months, years, perhaps even lifetimes. It is absolutely filtered […]

Love and Hate

“Love just gets bigger when you give it away” – The song “Friends Forever” by Shiloh Rising “Shine on me. Shine on me. Love is life, and it binds us all together…” The song “Prayer” by Shiloh Rising Love is a funny thing. When you express love, through your desires, thoughts, and/or actions, it grows […]

Grace

Grace is a beautiful word.  It conjures images of: A ballerina performing Swan Lake Francis of Assisi loving all the creatures of God’s creation Mother Theresa quietly ministering in the streets of Calcutta The Kootenai River powerfully yet gracefully watering the lands of Southwest Canada, Northwest Montana, and Northern Idaho My wife’s artwork – the […]

The Borg, Honor, Righteous Desires, and Zion

How do we honor another person? I think the best way to honor another person is to interact with them.  It is to recognize and validate their existence…that they are important enough to you that you choose to spend physical, emotional, and spiritual energy communicating with them.  Obviously, ignoring another person is clearly to dishonor […]

The Mystery of the Holy Ghost

What is the Holy Ghost?  For me, at least, this has been one of the most elusive mysteries of doctrinal religion; even of mystical religion and spirituality. At various times, in various traditions and through various interpretations, I have heard the Holy Ghost described as: A divine being without a body, enabling it to be […]

Men Are That They Might Have Joy – NOW!

During my prayers today, I was reminded of something I’ve been told before…”Trust me.  Relax”.  This counsel first came to me in 2015, and has been repeated regularly ever since, both in the same words, and in different words.  Today, it was different words.  I was told to just not worry; that if suffering, discomfort, […]

Conversations with God #16…A Folk Tale

This is a folk tale.  Perhaps even a myth.  As with all folk tales, there is a kernel of truth in it.  But the story itself is not important, and it’s certainly not to be taken literally.  What’s important is how you might apply it in your life. What would you ask for if the […]

And God said, “I am”…

God said, “I am”. And it all went downhill from there. Why? Because we immediately began trying to figure out what that means. And then we began to write it down. And, of course, when something gets written (stone tablets, anyone?), it become solid.  Solid truth.  Unchanging truth. But, contrary, to popular opinion, God is […]