Do you know how blessed you are?

I do.  I forget sometimes, when stress hits me and I am swamped under.  But then, some days, I get a beautiful reminder.  Like today.  My Momma was, once again, a lifesaver for Sir Joshimus and I.  You see, Buttercup had a flat.  AFTER we had spent all of our money on shopping and other maintenance for our two-wheeled honey.  And I had a meltdown.  It happens.  I spent a lot of time praying for strength and courage. Continue reading

Waiting sucks…but what else can I do?

No, really, what can I do?  I find myself in an interesting place.  I’ve been called to make a community – Joshimus Rex and I both have felt the call.  It’s an interesting calling for the two of us to have, with our very different faiths, particularly while I’m still trying to sort out where I belong with all my Gods.  And then there is the fact that we are hoping to move in 2016.  So where does that leave us right now?  Do we start making a community here where we are, or try to join one of the communities around this area (the nearest I’ve found was about an hour drive away)?  Or do I continue to wait – wait until we get settled, wait until I’ve figured myself out, wait wait wait? Continue reading

The expansion of our Pagan community

I remember when I first joined the Pagan community when I was 18 years old – after four years of blundering through it on my own (after a very brief foray into asking questions which left me feeling as if my lack of knowledge was the biggest sin in our community).  I remember that I met some really amazing people in the community in Hattiesburg – some of which I’m still, at least partly, connected to online – and I was welcomed with open arms.  The first Pagans I met in real life were at the Circle of the Green Fairy in Petal (closed now) – Tracy and Jason.  I came in and I was so scared, not talking to anyone and just looking around.  I imagine I was a little wide-eyed, but they started talking to me and really made me feel welcome.  Over the next few years, The Fairy was a critical part of my life – holidays and fairs and classes.  I miss those people and those times greatly. Continue reading