Reiki on the Sly

"reiki" in Chinese characters

I discuss reiki from time to time. But I really recommend doing your own further research. You’re gonna need more information than just “My friend says.” This will get you started . . . Reiki practitioners supposedly channel the “universal life force” into the patient. Though some promoters deny a spiritual context, others openly acknowledge that the practice is spiritual.…

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Basketball Angel Warriors

basketball player silhouette

Friends know that I get a kick out of the unusual names of college basketball players. During the 2016–17 season, some cool first names stood out. And I suddenly thought of them in terms of angel warrior names. So if I were writing a novel about a lineup of powerful angels with a commanding presence, I might name them: Xavian,…

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Bibliolatry?

The words bibliolater/bibliolatry seem kinda trendy these days, but date back to the 1800s (per Webster’s). First definition of bibliolater: “one having excessive reverence for the letter of the Bible.” That could make sense. Problem 1: As is easily verified, no one in the world believes that every single word of the Bible is literal. Any serious Bible reader is…

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The Cat at the Baptism

cat sketch

I was so excited about a trip to my beloved Japan in the fall of 2017! I would say a few words at the 50th anniversary celebration of the Sannobara Church in Isehara, where my husband Mark’s parents worked for so long. I expected to recall many moving, spiritual memories from which I’d pull some appropriate words to say. Instead,…

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