I am a storyteller

I am a storyteller. Many years ago when I asked myself “Who am I?” I didn’t know the answer.  I raced back and forth, searching frantically for myself when I should have stood still.  Hindsight is 20/20 but at least I began my exploration of Self.  This is my story. As I have said multiple…

How do you know?

Tell me what this picture represents to me.  Not you. Me. What am I saying here? Lisa Dawn  

I said I could

… and I did. I’m not quite sure where this is starting, but it isn’t @ 2:22PM today.  It really goes back before the blog – or any form of my blog – existed.  But it was then that I started to capture the story – late 2015 when I first began to connect with…

My 1st “new normal” Mass

I had to spend a few hours reflecting on this Sunday morning’s mass before writing about it. Attending mass online has become part of my daily routine, and then became a vital part of my everyday routine.  Each day I learned something new, and built my faith one step and one rock at a time…

Change the Church

I am disappointed in my church – the Anglican Church of Canada – for failing to pass the canon allowing same-sex marriage ceremonies. In an age when the Church is facing extinction, when we all need spiritual guidance, this was their chance to proudly lead the way to acceptance and love for all of God’s…

A Murder of Jays

I think I just witnessed a murder. We live on the 5th floor of an old apartment.  The stately old trees in the neighbourhood are just about level with my roof.  I’ve gotten to know not just the treetops but the birds who call them home. Early this spring, a pair of Blue Jays moved…

Only the Good

“I’m angry,” he said. “I know.”  I put my hands over his clenched fists. “How did you do it?” I shrugged.  I don’t really know. “Positive thinking?” I ask.   The whole Universe rushes forward to shush me. He growled.  In only the way he can. And that is the last time we talked. See you…

Stray Dog

What do you think happens if you chase a stray dog?  Does running towards that dog allow you to catch her?  Not usually.  They can outrun us with their four legs.  In order to secure the dog, you have to run away from it – preferably in the opposite direction of the street – and…

A Modern Woman’s View of Valentine’s Day

I didn’t have time to write this yesterday – for February 14th – but here it is a day late and a dollar short… My February 14th started at 5:00 AM without me remembering that it was Valentine’s Day.  My work/life balance has been off as I pour myself into hard work and my weeks…

Groundhog Day

February 6th is my own weird version of Groundhog Day, except that it doesn’t necessarily repeat the same cycles… It just throws major events in my way. I fear the day, because it often represents the start of a monumental change. I was christened on February 6th, 1966.  The church later burned down, which really…

Karma

  Warning!  If you have dealt with a profound hurt or loss, this might be a difficult read.  I am just exploring my beliefs and ideas, but I don’t have the answers.  This is my “what if?” experiment and you are allowed to disagree (politely, please). My spiritual self likes to challenge my scientific self…

The Stories We Tell

Humans have evolved because of the stories we tell. We can make fire, make a friend and toast marshmallows, trip on the best path to the honey pot and find God in the gaps. Our lives are run by stories. The Bible is a story. The stories we were told about ourselves in our childhood…