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“Most of our operative images of God come primarily from our early experiences of authority in family and culture, but we use teachings from the Tradition and Scriptures to validate them!” The Importance of Experience Richard Rohr’s Daily Meditation My earliest memories of religion involved sitting in an elementary age Sunday School class. My most vivid memories of that time include a teacher placing felt Biblical characters around on a green board… Read More

This morning I read a post by Jen Hatmaker that hit home with me on Facebook. As I am writing this, Jen’s post has been liked, loved and cared for by over 40,000 people.  While I have been unable to read all six thousand comments, it is clear from what I have read that many relate to her post. Here is my comment in response: Jen,Thank you for sharing. Your post and… Read More

Experiencing God did not take away my pain, nor did it prevent that pain from leading me down more harmful paths.

When your reality is not seen or known, that is the trauma. Bessel Van Der Kolk