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I started blogging in the aftermath of my divorce, when I started to see little miracles of meaning in my life. Eternity seemed to punch through all of the noise into my reality. My heart leapt at the sound of the universe, and in those moments I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that I was known and loved.
After a lifetime of churchgoing, that was the beginning of the Divine speaking into my Trivial Circumstances in ways I had been taught were impossible, heretical… I realized that I’d been robbed of what a life of faith could really be. I couldn’t help but follow those moments. I blogged because I wanted to share them, because I wanted everyone I know to experience them.
They have taken me down a path I never would have expected–straight out of the church, away from the political party that was an integral part of my religious life. They’ve upended so many assumptions and beliefs and brought me to a life that is wild and beautiful and… free!
What have I done with that freedom? I’m basically a Hobbit. I garden, I play with my dog, I read books, drink tea, write. I have come to believe that savoring the small moments of our lives is our highest calling, and that is what I do. This blog is about enjoying the day-to-day in opposition to the voices that would tell me my purpose is higher than myself. And, yes, sometimes that includes things that used to be taboo for me like sex, drugs, and rock and roll. I feel like Bilbo would still approve.
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