Of this one I am sure. The nurse asked me in the hospital as I awoke from anesthesia if I had any religious beliefs of would I like to call someone in. I immediately thought of my dear friend Dale Sewell who is the paster at the Mercer Island Presbyterian Church, but I didn't think I needed to call on him immediately. That would make me feel like I needed last rights or something. I wasn't going there. Fortunately my friend Marilyn called Dale for me and he came up to see me stat. Dale moved to Mercer Island from Minneapolis the same time I moved to Mercerwood neighborhood. We we friends immediately as we settled into a new community. I found I could go to Dale and ask him anything about God because he has the educational background to give me some good answers at times when I felt abandoned. My own truth about God has never waivered. God is Love. When I have felt most alone I need only remember that if I give love I will receive. It doesn't matter what religion you are, everyone has love. I know what a powerful thing prayer is. I learned that when I was 5. My mom sent me to my room and I prayed to be sick so she would feel sorry for me. I got good and sick and the lesson has stayed with me all my life. Be careful what you pray for. My new mantra for this year (I make one every year) was and still is "dream big and pray for the results". So if you are wondering what you can give to me, give me your love and your prayers and I will be made whole. God is Love.
Hope this is not too heavy of a post, but it is always in my heart, and Dale is coming over to see me tomorrow and I haven't been going to church because it hasn't fit into my schedule, and I have found God everywhere so hadn't felt the need. Now Erica will say I am rambling again, but you will sometimes get the late nite version which is unedited. Life changes and I am sure this is a growing time spiritually for me AGAIN.