Episcopal Lotus Flower in Bloom

Spirituality, Liturgy and the Tao of Inner Peace

The Radical Way of Jesus, How I Pray we Find it.

Good Samaritan.  By the way, if the story of the good Samaritan was told today it would be the preacher on TV we all loved passed the white baptist beat up on the side of road, the Catholic priest pasted by,  but the black transgender woman stopped, took care of him, payed for his meal and care and made sure Huntsville Hospital kept him for the week and paid for all the expenses!  I will say to you as Jesus said “WHO was the good neighbor?” 

December 24, 2019 · Leave a comment


Like train you may have had a passenger for awhile and that passenger may exit the trip, but you my love are the train.  You are the engine that makes the train move, the coals that stoke the fire, the wheels that run along the track.  YOU make that train move and go wherever you will.

April 20, 2019 · 1 Comment

Don’t Drink the Poison

“Being angry is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” 

February 25, 2019 · Leave a comment

Trying to Bloom amongst the Mud

One of the reasons I named my blog as I did is because the Lotus flower is so beautiful yet it blooms out of the mud, today’s story is more … Continue reading

October 2, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Prisons We Make

“No one wins when you decide to be a slave to your past, not one person.”

July 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

Darkness, But Only for a Season

“I had to remind myself that this early darkness doesn’t last forever, it passes, and soon the springtime and summer fun begins. “

March 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Are You Talking to Me?

O God, by whom the meek are guided in judgment, and
light riseth up in darkness for the godly: Grant us, in all
our doubts and uncertainties, the grace to ask what thou
wouldest have us to do, that the Spirit of wisdom may save
us from all false choices, and that in thy light we may see
light, and in thy straight path may not stumble; through
Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. BCP

January 21, 2018 · Leave a comment

Knocking on Closed Doors

My mother gave me a great piece of advice years ago, that I rarely adhered to, but in my advancing age I think I am finally learning.  She said, “If something is too hard to make happen, maybe it’s not meant to be.”

January 8, 2018 · 1 Comment

In the Bleak Midwinter

“How can we create a world that is less judgmental  and more kind?  How can we cultivate kindness, and love in our world?”

January 1, 2018 · Leave a comment

“As Far back as I can Remember I Always Wanted to be a Gangster.”

“I wanted to please everyone, so my life was me holding a mirror and believing whatever was reflected back to me. If you were happy with me, you loved me, I was happy, I believed that I was worthy of love. If you were upset with me, disappointed, rejected me? I was not loved.”

November 5, 2017 · Leave a comment