We become used to the things we do in everyday life. Going to work. Getting some exercise. Eating dinner and sitting in front of the television or reading until we go to bed.

We do the same things over and over, forgetting about many of the things we have done…

There is a surprise to thinking we feel spiritless.

We’re not.

Humans can be terribly silly. We feel listless, unfocused, as if all our energy is gone. We toss. We turn. We presume we’re incapable of making even the simplest decisions. That, in itself, is a decision.

Spirits don’t feel…

One of the first groups to drop Green Bay Packer Aaron Rodgers like a hot potato after he lied about whether or not he had received the coronavirus vaccine was the Catholic hospital system of Northeastern Wisconsin. …

Think about the funny things people say or do that make you laugh. Besides watching a comedy sketch on tv or listening to a comedian.

Things in everyday life. Like being at the clinic for my Covid booster and telling the young woman giving me the shot that I remember…

Go look in the mirror. Ignore the voices in your head. As likely as not, they are lying to you. If those voices are telling you that you are a terrible, horrible, no-good person that nobody wants to know, stop listening.

Has it ever occurred to you that those voices…

We’ve all heard of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. Off the top of our heads, we remember that they are very negative, very bad guys, but we rarely recall that they are Conquest, War, Famine, and Death.

Hardly the crowd you want at your next dinner party, are they?

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…

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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