Tag: I AM

Daily Practice for August 16, 2016

Daily Practice for August 16, 2016

Word:  Squeeee!! The BeZine is out! The BeZine is the monthly, sister publication to Beguine Again. The focus for this month's creative readings is: Hope, Great Expectations, and Quiet Desires. In the BeAttitudes section, the feature editorial is by Terri Muuss. She talks about the dangers of social media. Actually, I wouldn't even describe it as dangers, just describing the positive and the negative. Social media is a tool like any other tool. This was brought home yesterday as I caught up on the Olympics news and saw the hullaballoo about Gabby Douglas. Gabby has been under intense scrutiny her entire career. As a young woman who is black, she has been criticized for her hair and her nose being too wide. What does that have to do with gymnastics? I have no idea. She went on to bec
Seeing Holiness in All That Is

Seeing Holiness in All That Is

Haiku, spiritual practice, Spirituality
...I was, I am, I will always be... Really, that's the definition of the Holy Name that G*d passes on to Moses. This infinitive form of the verb "to be," makes me think of even more! Couple that with the declaration in the book of Genesis, Let us make humans in our own image! Male AND female G*d created them Pastor Lawrence T. Richardson expanded a bit on this. Instead of our traditional understanding that would be more of male OR female, G*d created them, it is male AND female. He is a transgender, queer-identified pastor, someone who has been created both male and female and claims both. Pastor Richardson talks of transgender people being the epitome of G*d since they are both male AND female rather than either/or. Now, I don't really agree that there is a hierarchy of being most made i