Maribeth's Mind

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Bothersome Quotes

Facebook ushers me into a plethora of emotions. While enjoying glimpses into friends lives and the delight that emerges from nature pictures, and appreciating inspiration from people I would like to be my mentors…. some aspects of Facebook have me cringing. Some quotes at first glance offer sage advice. But instead are validating our self…

Politics Are Not For Me

  The flurry on my Facebook page has escalated again with Trump’s latest ‘ruling’. I mostly skim over the posts, but notice enough to have a perspective pulling together in my mind, albeit oversimplified. One group is excited. Another is outraged. Both are driven by personal fears. We polarize and bond over what we hate.…

Justice? From a Limited, Skewed Understanding Or An Eternal and Whole Perspective

I am angry when the perpetrators of evil get away with harming those I care about! When the bad guys are good at ‘playing the system’ and are not held accountable! When those hurt have to keep holding the hurt! When justice does not win! I am drawn towards shows like 48 Hours, Criminal Justice,…

God Never Gets Off Our Path

I was talking with our God about how I was not able to help a lady and considering if it would be best for me to refer her to someone else in the therapeutic community. He hasn’t always guided me this way. But I sensed Him communicating to me, “Maribeth, she and you both need to…

A Great Secretary

I was to have an appointment with Greg a couple towns over. Over breakfast at Mimi’s. I got there at the appointed time and waited. And waited. Called his cell and got his voicemail. I worked on preparation for facilitating the class that evening. I jotted notes regarding my inner ponderings that I wanted to capture, but my mind keeps…

Theology is Sometimes An Unwelcome Sweet Sentiment

According to Webster, reconciliation is the act of causing two people or groups to become friendly again after an argument or disagreement. Doesn’t that sound wonderful? But then the reality hit me. I had a conflict hit me! Yep. I was caught off guard when a married couple attacked me at a social event. In…

Inclusion

It is rare for there to be a knock on my door before 9:00 am! My Muslim neighbor, Abdul, stood there. Big smile. Apologizing that he seemed to ‘blow me off’ when I waved at him earlier while walking my dog. He explained he was late in getting his autistic son to school and a…