Healing and the Two Sides of Spirituality

Annah Elizabeth Uncategorized 2 Comments

One of the key elements in The Five Facets Philosophyis the spiritual facet. I chose the term spiritual over religiousbecause each of us is born with a spiritual essence. Though organized religion attaches itself to spirituality, our spirit is not linked inherently to organized doctrine. Our spirit is our very essence; at its core it includes things like our compassion, …

(Not) God’s Plan, God’s Will, or Divine Intervention

Annah Elizabeth 8 Comments

The only exception I have to Richard Mourdock’s recent statements regarding abortion is…well…(almost) everything. There are so many emotions and feelings coursing through my body at his remarks that I don’t even know where to begin. I am equally repulsed, sickened, disheartened, angered, and flabbergasted that in the 21stcentury we still have people using language like “legitimate rape.” No matter …

Heal It Your Way

Annah Elizabeth 2 Comments

Every day, loss and healing occur all around us. My eighteen-year-old son is currently experiencing loss in the form of a break-up with his girlfriend of two years. On a grander, more serious scale, hundreds, if not thousands, are entering the journey from loss to healing after the recent tragedies in West Virginia and Iceland. With the volcanic eruption, some …

The World is My Church

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I rose at 5:45 Easter Sunday, just as I’ve done for the past seven or eight years. I flipped on the hall light, knocked gently on each door and woke my children, one by one. “Good morning, handsome; it’s 5:45.” “Good morning, beautiful, time to rise and shine.” Having risen at the first sound of the alarm, I had time …