Diary of a God Girl

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The Light-Bulb

When I was a little girl, I had a short, yet poignant conversation with my father. We were sitting on our plastic covered couch in the living room when I turned to him and said, “I feel different from all the other kids.”  My father answered, “What do you mean, different?” I said, “I feel like a light-bulb is on top of my head and it goes with me wherever I go. I think people can see it when they look at me.”  My father replied with absolute certainty, “That is the light of the Lord.”

It wasn’t until I was much older that I realized the light-bulb was actually in me. To guide me, to teach me, to discipline me, to forgive me, to love me as I am.  A light that was seen by others from the inside out.

Isaiah 2:5 Come descendants of Jacob, let us walk in the light of the Lord.



The Eucharist

I grew up in the small town of Carmel, NY.  I was raised Catholic so every weekend the family would attend our small town church, St. James.  One morning, after receiving holy communion, I went back to the pew and knelt to pray. I ducked my head so no one could see me take the eucharist from my mouth and put it into my pocket. I went home and placed it in a little white box and hid it way in back of my underwear dresser drawer.  I thought to myself, “This is really cool!  I just took God home with me and now we would be together all the time.  Not only would the eucharist be safe but I would be safe and I wouldn’t have to wait for Sundays to “get” with God and tell Him things.”  

One morning, my mother walked into my bedroom while I was holding the eucharist in my hand.   She asked, “What are you doing?”  I said,  “I am talking to God.”  If you could only have seen the look on her face when I told her what I had done.  I was in big trouble.  My mother ordered me to throw the eucharist away warning me never to do this again!   

Matthew 19:14 Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”

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