I've been on a spiritual journey for many years now...starting out not even knowing what questions to ask. I was a member of the Methodist Youth Foundation, participated enthusiastically in YoungLife during high school, tried different churches, and had endless discussions with people of other faiths...striving to understand their philosophies and define my own. I wasn't really aware of what I was doing at the time; it was more of an instinctual exercise. All I knew was that there was a large "hole" inside that I didn't know how to fill. I tried to fill the void with food, with unhealthy relationships, with "things" that seemed to be important at the time, regrettably with all the things that didn't really matter. It took an awakening in my early thirties to finally understand that the only way to fill the void was to do it myself. Nothing outside myself could ever fill the void inside me.
At this point in my life, I'm happier than I've EVER been, deeply in love and completely secure in a marriage that is fulfilling and healthy beyond my wildest dreams, found inner serenity through the answers to questions of faith I've had all my life, and I wouldn't trade it for ANYTHING! It's been a long, interesting, and challenging journey from there to here, and these are the things I'll be writing about in my journal here during the upcoming weeks. I am moved to share some of what I've learned in hopes that just the right word or phrase might help someone else find their own path to their own truth. Gifts and blessings are to be shared if they are to be honored.
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