Author: Jill

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Illusions

Yeah I was crying. Telling God, “I am such an idiot!” Then I remembered someone sending me this meme, “When God put a calling on your life, He factored in your stupidity.” Well, good.  I like the shrinks who proclaim that “Human beings are works in progress who mistakenly think they are done” (Gilbert).  Because I was wrong, I’ve been wrong before, and I will be wrong again.  Being an idiot at times is to be human, that is reality.  My problem is that I don’t want to be an idiot.  I want to cruise through life getting stuff right...

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Schema

I have quite a few people who comment with sad faces when I remind them of the difficult parts of life. Or rather the seeming necessity of the difficult parts. “But why does it have to be this way?”  I am asked. Of course I don’t actually know the answer, but I can see the possibilities. The author and Trappist monk Thomas Merton says, “Souls are like athletes, that need opponents worthy of them, if they are to be tried and extended and pushed to the full use of their powers, and rewarded according to their capacity.” I don’t believe...

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Invincible Summer

I have been seeing a message recently about being more mindful than usual of what we post online for the rest of the year.  Emotions are high and fraught with fears of the year 2020, what will she do next?  I believe the easy access of online research and social media has helped save my life.  The Internet brought me into contact with some amazing people that I otherwise would not have run into.   It brought me a friend whom I had not seen or spoken to since high school, who is now a trusted editor .  It helped me...