MotherJana

Water is my wine. The earth is my body.

spirituality and faith

What’s Different About You?

Isn’t it cute the way we walk around thinking we’re God? We move through our lives making everything in the image of our own likeness, deciding what’s right and wrong, how everything should subscribe to our own belief systems. We pick and choose and run toward some things and away from others. We tell ourselves our life is our own creation, that everything is in our own hands. We all […]

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House of the Virgins

Everything you need, at any moment, is right in front of you. You just haven’t been taught to see. We are born into this life thinking our salvation comes from attaining. We must get toys and houses and bigger cars with televisions in the back seats. And when that doesn’t work, some of us turn to spirituality. We go to yoga retreats and get certifications or sign up for classes […]

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Mother, Father, and Child

I always knew a mother’s love. My mother was never perfect, because no one is. There have been plenty of times as an adult that I’ve looked back on my childhood ticking my fingers, thinking about what could have been done better, or handled differently. But on this point there was never a doubt: my mother has, and continues to, love me fiercely, wildly, with a passion I can’t explain. […]

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What Is Humility?

“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve.” –SexyJesus I never thought much about humility until I was asked to do a job I just couldn’t do. Up until that point in my life, I had a pretty good opinion of myself. I was righteous. I was good. When something came down the pike at me, I handled it with aplomb. (Or so […]

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The Goodness in You

We are all trying to do our best. That’s all. There is so much we don’t know in this life, so many things we are faced with that don’t have clear answers or clear directions. We’d love to be able to google the answer to life’s questions, or go to a trusted person who knows everything about anything. It would be great if we could open the Good Book and […]

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Sexy Jesus

I’ve always thought Jesus was pretty handsome, but it wasn’t until recently that I discovered he’s pretty sexy, too. This guy. He loves pleasure, you know. Want to wash his hair with expensive perfume? He says, Bring it on! Want to avoid doing the dishes and sit by his feet instead? He’s like, Please, stay. Want to drink some wine and eat good food? He says, Come. I made this […]

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The Escape Room

I am an escaper. I have spent my life trying to figure out ways to escape when things get hard, when my emotions are heightened. If something appears in my life that feels difficult and overwhelming, my automatic response is to try to run away. Ever wonder why running is such a popular exercise? For a long time, I escaped through books, novels, especially. I didn’t like things about my […]

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