I shall be released (My Atonement)…

I seek the light up above

For over 25 years I’ve had this recurring dream of being dragged to hell by demons. Being that dreams aren’t always literal it could mean that I have been wrestling with my own mental demons that plague my mind at times with a profound measure of guilt from destructive behavior I wish to keep to between myself and God.

I am not the most religious person yet I am a seeker. I have a deep & close friendship with a Pastor who follows my blog under the nom de plume Becketts Daughter. I am quite fond of our friendship. I prefer to not tithe nor worship per se. But I enjoy sermons. So even though I am a non conventional parishioner, I’ve never been turned away in how I choose to worship God.

My spiritual path has been quite extensive in self discovery. I’ve gone from growing up Presbyterian, attending Catholic, Bahai, Lutheran and non denominational services. I was a member for a few years as an Episcopalian. I studied the Muslim, American Indian & Judaic Faiths (Even considered converting for a woman I was dating), I’ve delved in Darwinism (which I guess could be atheist), Wicca & New Age Crystal Spirituality.

I have found it to be quite fascinating to have followers on WordPress that are significantly more religious than myself but I also feel that they are here for a reason. I have nothing but the utmost respect to however anyone chooses to live. I haven’t been actively worshiping for a few years now but this morning I attended an MCCLV service with my wife. The Metropolitan Community Church is a welcome beacon of hope for those of us in the LGBTQI community but their door is also open to ANYONE. There is no Gay agenda at this church, the only agenda is that of a loving welcoming God and an even more welcoming group of worshipers.

The sermon of the morning was that of ephphatha, it couldn’t be more appropriate a story for a much needed spiritual cleanse.

This is me. I don’t worship God, I don’t actively read the bible, I don’t offer monetary support. But, I do feel connected. The light is always there to bring me out of my darkest days. I have nothing but love and respect to the Lord above.

The Last Weekly Food for Thought…

Baked Salmon with parsley sauce, cheesy broccoli and roasted adobo seasoned taters
Tyson Grilled Chicken Strips with Onion, Peas, Mushrooms & Fat Free Chicken Gravy over Jasmine Rice.

This feature is going on hiatus as a weekly feature. It will morph into meals eaten out/on vacation or at other people’s homes on any given day. I hope y’all have enjoyed taking a peek into my culinary oeuvre.

Food For Thought: A few more examples of how I roll with breakfast…

Smoked salmon, Adobo Seasoned Eggs On Toasted Onion/Sesamee Bun with Spinach & Hellman’s Lite Mayo with a side of Blueberries

Eggs With Onion, Jalapeno & Cayenne Peppers & Spinach With a Slice of Sourdough Bread with Labneh & a Side of Blueberries & Coconut Mocha Coffee in the best Mug Ever (Sometimes people need a high-five…in the face with a chair)

A slice of Sourdough Bread with Labneh & Smoked Salmon

Eggs with Green Peppers, Spinach, Ketchup with a Clementine on the side