Alternate Realities

Exploring alternate realities is an extension of day-dreaming to me. It’s a way for me to problem-solve, to explore something that my head or heart is asking me, or to simply be creative. I was thinking about this idea one weekend. Usually I’m baking bread early in the morning or on my way to the …

Surrender

The word “surrender” can be a very provocative word. In the context of personal growth, I’ve had some discomfort with that word in the past. I believe that much of my discomfort came from both a bias I had with the meaning of that word, and with my desire to be in control. After taking …

Shadow and Flame

That title, “Shadow and Flame”, may sound a little familiar to you if you’ve read Tolkien. It’s the description that he gives to the Balrog, demons who had fallen from previous grace and corrupted in ancient times. It’s wonderfully evocative, providing an immediate visual and uses the words in a complementary fashion, to support this …