Jazz As My Cure For Monotheism

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One of the reasons apocalyptic literature was so popular during times of political and cultural upheaval, e.g., the late first century CE, was because the oppressed people, e.g., Christians during that time, were expecting God to intervene in human history to bring about the downfall of the oppressors like the Romans and, bypassing “normal” history, thereby to effect radical change. Sometimes the oppressors were the Egyptians; sometimes the Ptolemaic dynasty; other times, the Romans; etc., etc.  Each such period generates its own apocalyptic literature, like the Book of Revelation, et al., and each such period is a reaction against the apparent passivity and inaction of God – even the failure of God – to act on behalf of justice for the oppressed. Improbable as it may sound, refl

Gratitude Friday

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Hello my beloved readers near and far. I'm so blessed to be able to sit here and write another Friday blog for you all. I'm toying with some ideas on what to use as a header each week so if you have any cute ideas - leave them in the comments below. "Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we will ever do." -Brene Brown, Ph. D., L.M.S.W.I'm really enjoying life this week even in the midst of my mental health struggles. I am dealing with a medication increase that has left me more tired that usual. But I am hopeful that it will help me achieve a balanced state like I was at before I began this downward spiral.Brene brings up a wonderful point in the above mentioned quote from her book called The Gifts of Imperfection. When we own our stories...