Category Archives: Bow, Patricia A.

Looking for her presence


Had a revelation last night during the “hour of the wolf” – that period in the night between 3:00 and 6:00 am when you awaken and can’t get back to sleep. A nightmare awoke me – Pat had left me … Continue reading

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Marriage: civil vs sacramental


Most of the major religions have their own internal debates, frequently heated, over the status of same-sex unions. Some denominations have endorsed marriage for same-sex couples. Others have taken a friendly position toward these unions. Mainline Protestant denominations are divided … Continue reading

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Love and Marriage and Grief


Love needs an object; only saints can learn to love without an object. At first, we love only ourselves and our care giver; some never get past this aggressive self love. Most people need another human being, lover, friend, sibling, … Continue reading

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Grief two years 4 months later.


In the early stages of grief we barely care about anything because the worst has happened. We walk in darkness. Eventually, if we believe, that empty hole around our heart is filled with the Presence of our beloved and we … Continue reading

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The Love you seek is within you!


Love is within us all: God is Love. You are in love and love is in you. Love is in your heart and in your soul and in your mind.  It is in your blood and bone.  It is in … Continue reading

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Joined together in the sight of God!


To love someone “in God” is to love them for their own sake and not for what they do for me. Soulmate love is agape not erotic love. Agape love is selfless, sacrificial, unconditional love. It is the highest of … Continue reading

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Why is Dying so hard?


In her last week Patricia Bow asked about dying, “Why is it so hard?” She also wrote: ” I hate the fact that I am making several loved people unhappy.” The thing about dying is that no one wants you to die. … Continue reading

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