Religion and Spirituality | Janneke Jobsis Brown

Excellent, Excellent Moments

Excellent, Excellent Moments
What happens  when I approach survivors to do research for my pending novel, Shadows, who are not used to talking? Survivors are probably not thinking to themselves excellent, excellent, excellent at such a time, I know. Yet somehow it all works out. I receive moments, both of us softening again. Softening that which had been hardened pain for so long. We start like barnacles on the bottom of a ship, seemingly impossible to scrape off, infecting every lake it goes to, risking barnacles on every ship, kayak or boat that enters the new lake. Yet, with caring faith-filled talk the barnacles start to come...
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Knowing, Carl Jung, Jung’s Red Book

Knowing, Carl Jung, Jung’s Red Book
  Carl Jung heard a question and watched the interviewer with a twinkle in his eye. I watch the documentary and wait for Jung’s answer. The question was — “Do you believe in God?” I am waiting for the “Yes.” Instead, Jung –a pastor’s son, shifted in his seat and said, “No, I know God.” “I know God.” That is what I strive to say daily. Knowing takes me beyond believing, beyond wondering what condition my faith is in today. “I know God.” That is what I would remember to say, so you and I don’t argue about the existence of our Creator, and instead can just tell...
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30 Days of Light 4, This Nanosecond

30 Days of Light 4, This Nanosecond
One Nanosecond at a Time Serenity – a major tool for peace of mind is the Serenity Prayer the prayer I’m ALWAYS forgetting to say, when I most need it I guess that’s why so many of us keep the Serenity Prayer right in front of us, maybe when we need it, we’ll use it… One Nanosecond at a Time God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can and the wisdom to know the difference. (source – uncertain)   Sometimes I need the Nanosecond version of the Serenity Prayer, oh yeah, that version is wayyyy shorter. My...
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