I just came across an article today that put my hackles up, so to speak. I am just returning to the Christian faith after about a decade of exploring a Celtic pagan path, and so I likely have less traditional views than many Christians, but I do get upset when people are attacked for how they choose to worship or celebrate. Continue reading
I am a “religious dabbler.” This fact about my personality may make me appear to be somewhat wishy-washy in my ideas about faith, spirituality, and the divine, but I think my varied religious path has allowed me to clearly understand my experience of divinity. I will admit, however, that the jury is still out on certain ideas such as what happens to the soul when we pass. I digress…
Today, I really feel the need to explore spirituality and my family culture. I have two posts up on my blog that deal with family spirituality: one about Family Ritual and another about making spirituality a priority in family life. These two posts can give greater depth to my experience of faith, if you are interested. Right now, my family is currently searching for a church home to further build our family culture. To give some background into how we have come to the place we are, I will give a rough out-line of my spiritual life: Continue reading
**Another post originally from Parents Space that I would prefer be here :)**
I have the spirituality bug these days. It seems like every time I sit down to write (or think about writing), I’m compelled to reflect on the spiritual. As I mentioned in a recent post here on Parents Space, I am reading a book called The Gift of Faith: Tending the Spiritual Lives of Children by Jeanne Harrison Nieuwejaar. This book has given me a lot to think about in regard to the spiritual life of my growing family. A few nights ago, I read the chapter on Culture, that calls into question our priorities as parents. Continue reading
**This was originally posted on Parents Space, but I wanted to have it on my regular blog. I’ve since stopped posting for Parents Space because it is too much for me, but do check them out.**
I’ve got the divine on my mind today, which is only natural seeing as how the Christian world just experienced another Easter season. I, although a member of a predominantly Christian society, am not one and I am part of what can only be described as an inter-faith family. I have identified, since adolescence, as Wiccan, but lately have softened that a bit to the broader “Pagan” as I don’t observe much of the ritual that comes along with Wiccan practice.
My husband does not identify as anything other than scientific, but I would place him somewhere between atheist and agnostic. Although I cannot get my husband to marvel, in anyway, at the sacred divinity I see and feel present in our natural world, we have both agreed to join the local Unitarian Universalist congregation. Although we can’t seem to agree that divine/holy/spiritual/sacred really exists, we can both agree that the value systems found in communities of faith are beneficial to the human condition. This is the starting point for the burgeoning spiritual life in our family. Continue reading