In spiritual terms, it doesn’t matter what we think of ourselves.

That’s true for a couple of reasons. The first is simple and straightforward. God knows what to think of us. …


Grace.

The word of the day is grace.

Today and every day of our lives.

Grace gives us breath. We live. We move. We exist and coexist because of the grace given us to be here. To be alive now, at this time and place in all of creation.

That…


There can easily be times in our lives when we think Somebody has it in for us. We went grocery shopping and filled the refrigerator an hour before the electricity blew out. The car battery is less than a year old and it dies. A person we trusted said something…


All of our lives we’ve heard about the number of cars produced by a plant, electronic parts produced by various countries, the number of widgets and gidgets we’re expected to produce at our jobs for any given hour of any given day. At the job that paid my way through…


You are the prize in your life. The greatest prize you will ever receive. First, however, you have to do something intensely profound.

You have to be willing to do the work necessary to have a deeply spiritual life. …


The times in which we live are as tumultuous as during both World Wars, the Industrial Revolution and the simultaneous nationalist revolutions. We are living during one of the most unsettled times in history.

Humans and our lack of humanity are the cause of the tumult.

There is the false…


Daily we tell ourselves we’re moving forward with life. Pressing on with whatever we’re convinced are the important matters at hand.

It’s about such time that we frequently get another postcard from our past. Another reminder of where we have been in our life.

Every postcard, every reminder of our…


Look for…. Keep your eyes open. Watch out! There are many different versions of saying the same thing. We hear them at home, work and out in public. Sometimes we pay attention.

Sometimes factors outside our control keep us awake. Taking care of someone ill. Loud storms and fireworks. Either…


Live with your eyes, mind and soul open. If you choose, your life can be hard. Regardless of our background, where we come from and where we plan on going, that is the reality for most people. They choose to think that life has to be constant drudgery.

Be aware…


Welcome to summer in the American South. It’s hot. It’s humid. We all want to be someplace other than where we’re sweltering.

It doesn’t even seem like rain helps in this part of the country. Almost as soon as it comes, it passes and the world heats up again.

This…

Mark J. Janssen

Mark Janssen is an American mystic, author and blogger. His memoir “Reach for the Stars” discusses his lifelong mystical experiences.

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