I‘m an artist, a musician.
I’m a minister who believes that “minister” is a verb. It’s what you do, rather than a title you wear. To minister is to love and love is my only platform.
I believe in love. I believe it is the only power that can overcome all the world’s ills—hatred, fear, greed. Love is my God, God is only Love; therefore anything NOT loving is NOT from God. My jam as a spiritual teacher is to find the common threads of love in all the world’s literature and religions and celebrate it.
I defend the right for all people to love whomever they wish. I have been married to the same (crazy) man for almost 30 years, and he makes me laugh every day. Sometimes against my will.
I do not take myself too seriously… I know me too well: I laugh loud, cry easily, talk a lot, work hard, and cuss way too much.
I currently (the number changes) have 2 dogs and around 7 cats. Some inside, some outside. ALL rescues.
I love the earth. I try to avoid using anything disposable, and if I can’t avoid it, I reuse and as a last resort, recycle. I compost. I garden.
I do the NYT Sunday crossword every week. I rock word games and suck at Monopoly. Can’t throw a ball to save my life.
I make many mistakes, but I try never to make the mistake of withholding love. I’m not perfect at it, but I’m learning.
The longer I live, the more I am stuck by the power of this truth.
I can see all the negative emotions–hatred, aggression, envy, greed—as fear with a mask of bravado.
When I see the fear in the ‘hater,’ I am more able find compassion for those whose behavior I abhor.
With a heart of love, I can then work more effectively for right and justice.