Episcopal Lotus Flower in Bloom

Spirituality, Liturgy and the Tao of Inner Peace

Have You Been “Cast Away?”

I was deeply inspired by watching, re-watching, “Cast Away” the other night.  I had of course seen it before, a big hit when it was released in December of 2000, … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

The Sandwich Tern

While vacationing on the Gulf of Mexico this year, I had the pleasure of watching a small black and white bird, whom I now have found out, is called the … Continue reading

June 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Giving without Expectations

Live in Joy Live in Joy, In love,   Even among those who hate. Live in joy, In health,   Even among the afflicted. Live in joy, In peace,   … Continue reading

February 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

A Servant’s Heart

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Mark 9:35    Today is the … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Knots, Bruises and other Imperfections

  “May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.” Psalm 19:14 This morning as I … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · Leave a comment


Darkness, the place in life where you are skipping along a path knowing exactly where you are going and then…nothingness.  Suddenly, you are not sure where to go next, which … Continue reading

December 31, 2015 · Leave a comment

Not Enough

*This post is somewhat of a departure from my usual spiritual encouragement — this is part of the “Lotus Flower in Bloom” – some insight into the Author — and … Continue reading

October 8, 2015 · 5 Comments

Pursuing Perfection, a Dangerous Game

I am a determined individual, always have been. I remember when my brother and I were children and he was just learning to ride his bike around our grandparent’s house, … Continue reading

September 11, 2015 · 1 Comment

Walks with my Mother

“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; For you are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.” … Continue reading

August 26, 2015 · 3 Comments

Be Filled with Wonder and Awe!

So earlier this week  I was headed home from a long day and I had the most terrible migraine attacking my senses.  My head hurt so bad and as the … Continue reading

August 20, 2015 · 2 Comments