The 9 oldest images of Mary (and my Scrooge side that usually goes away as we approach the day)

Source: The 9 oldest images of Mary Comment – This 3rd-century image I’ve highlighted is so cool I think I’ll use it as a Christmas card. Oh yeah, I don’t do Christmas cards anymore. Oh well, I’ll use it on my blog. Speaking of Christmas, I noticed all the Xmas paraphernalia is on display outside… Read More The 9 oldest images of Mary (and my Scrooge side that usually goes away as we approach the day)

Mistletoe – The kissing plant with a rich history

Mistletoe is an obligate parasitic plant with a rich history of symbolic meaning. In European paganism, the mistletoe was understood as the host oak tree’s genitals. The Druids ritually chopped it off with a gold-colored sickle, as a kind of “symbolic emasculation.”¹ The juice of its berries was seen as the tree’s sperm, having “great… Read More Mistletoe – The kissing plant with a rich history

Is Spirituality for Losers?

Is spirituality for losers? by Arti Gupta https://t.co/QHcwNbnghI #spirituality — earthpages.org (@earthpages) December 18, 2016 I liked this tweet because over the years some folks have confronted me in one way or another, saying things like “What if you’re wrong and there is no afterlife? You’ll have wasted your whole life, investing yourself in something… Read More Is Spirituality for Losers?