I can’t deny that it touched off some old trauma in me, which explains why my heart pounded, my fists clenched, and my eyes welled up every time I thought about it.
Recently, I performed my first Wiccan Wedding ceremony for a lovely young couple and their baby.
I try to hold onto the moment and make it count. But I can't slow it down
In our church, we were suspicious of anything too emotional. We thought it was dangerous to get too caught up in wonder or elation because happiness couldn’t possibly be spiritual.
"I'm ashamed of you," she said. But she didn't mean it. Her religious leaders taught her to say such things and it caused her pain.
They were such a sweet, good looking family. It's too bad their weekend was ruined by their father being mistakenly arrested
I’d forgotten how powerful the vitality of a small child can be.
He eased her to the ground, held her head in his lap, and asked for someone to call an ambulance. Then he spoke quietly to soothe the woman until help arrived.
Leaving the church was one of the hardest things I've ever done. I have no qualms about letting go of God and religion. But the people--I loved them and I still do. I am aware of the flaws, dysfunction, and outright abuse that happened in many churches, and I understand that those who were … Continue reading I Counted In Church
I’m astounded that anyone could be persuaded to accept a way of life that guarantees their condemnation. But I’m sorry to say we made converts.