This blog has been for me a growth process. I suppose that whatever we do ought to change us: help us to grow.
I have explored the contributions of great artists, painters, architects, composers, scientists, philosophers and theologians. I have included my parents’ memoirs as faith responses to life in the Twentieth and early Twenty-first Centuries. As I have discussed these contributions, I inescapably revealed something of myself, by the mere selection of the materials as well as my comments upon them.
During the past year I have undertaken two writings, It is perhaps appropriate at this point in my last section of the blog, Theology, to speak of my own experiences. The first is Getting over Childhood: An Abandonment Paradox, in which I explore the impact of disease and infant experiences upon my own life, and my various paradoxical responses to them. (That is more tangential to the purposes of this blog and may be accessed at http://bondingandattachment.wordpress.com/.) The second was my attempt to clarify what I believe, how I have come to this point in my spiritual life and some guide posts I have come to believe may help me in my future growth: If With All Your Hearts Ye Truly Seek Me: A Faith Journey:
Chapter 1: Growing up in a Faith-Full Family https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-1-growing-up-in-a-faith-full-family/
Chapter 2: College Daze: Disorientation Upon Awakening https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-2-college-daze-disorientation-upon-awakening/
Chapter 3: Escape: “God’s Will,” Romance and the Old Time Religion https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-3-escape-gods-will-romance-and-the-old-time-religion/
Chapter 4: Marriage, Mental Illness and the “Will of God” https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-4-marriage-mental-illness-and-the-will-of-god/
Chapter 5: Remarriage and Return to the Discipline of Study https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-5-remarriage-and-return-to-the-discipline-of-study/
Chapter 6: Judgeship: Idealistic Misfit In a Pragmatic World https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-6-judgeship-idealistic-misfit-in-a-pragmatic-world/
Chapter 7: The Pain of Resurrection https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-7-the-pain-of-resurrection/
Chapter 8: Finding Meaning and New Abilities in a Life With Disability https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-8-finding-meaning-and-new-abilities-in-a-life-with-disability/
Chapter 9: Home Alone: Meaning from Fragments https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-9-home-alone-meaning-from-fragments/
Chapter 10: Time for Reflection https://bibleartists.wordpress.com/2013/10/18/chapter-10-time-for-reflection/