Conflict of Faith

I was somebody who discovered my faith on my own.  My parent’s were not overly religious – church was not a weekly event.  What they did do was expose me to religion.  Sending me to Sunday school to learn about the Church and it’s beliefs.  At the time it was a burden.  Something I had to wake up early on a weekend for.  But the foundation built during those years of Sunday school gave me an opportunity.  An opportunity to choose faith.  Which I did.  Long after my Sunday school days were behind me and I was confirmed in the … Read more


I am sentimental.  Very Sentimental. Overly sentimental! Songs and smells and sounds can transport me to a different time and place. This time of year I am especially sensitive.  The sounds of Christmas carols, and the smell of Christmas trees mixed with cinnamon instantly bring me back to my home growing up.  The feelings of warmth and comfort and love come flooding. This time of year brings on a whirlwind of emotions and tears are always close to the surface.  I am filled with a profound sadness that I’ll never have another one of my mom’s Christmases, a yearning for … Read more