The World According to Debra Winegarten One year ago today, “The Debster” as Deb was affectionately called, made her transition. She was one of the most generous persons I have ever met. In 2017, I wrote about the great gift she gave to me as my memoir, A Long Awakening to Grace, was published. Here […]
This is one of my main topics because my spiritual journey is a central focus of my life. I am known for writing authentically, vulnerably, and courageously about difficult topics in a heart-felt manner. This is the primary way I share my wisdom. I share honestly about my growth challenges and how they help me evolve. My focus is on reflections related to my inner life of spirit.
A weight lifted I left church this morning with my shoulders straighter and my head held higher. I could feel a weight lifted. I came out … in church. I was REAL about the shame I carry around sex. So much support My friends are a blessing. Seven came to give me support. Most of […]
The Beginning It is 3 pm on July 4. I plop on the couch for an afternoon nap after a pleasant morning with my daughter and some friends at the annual parade. Friends are due to arrive at 6 to watch a movie. My cell phone rings. My pastor’s name appears on caller ID. I’m […]
Several years ago, this book caught my attention. I loved the title, especially the subtitle, and the cover. When I began reading it, I found I had a lot more to love. The author, Carol Lee Flinders, received a doctorate and taught about the literature of medieval women’s mysticism … a way of seeing that […]
“Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.” ~Rumi A Little History – 1975-2007 In 1975 I entered seminary, drawn by the strange pull of loving the depth I experienced in small, spiritually-oriented groups. Because I experienced a turning point in my life […]
The Current We Move in Today In July, the leaders in the House of Representatives refused to bring the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act to the floor for a vote. The laughter … having fun at her expense … is what remained emblazoned in Christine Blasey Ford’s hippocampus. Senator Chris Coons’ received so […]