Strange Eerie Encounters

Movie, The Shack answers how to get past unspeakable tragedy

The age-old angry question is, “If there is a God, then why do horrible things happen?”  A new movie, The Shack, based on the book by William P. Young, goes further.  “How does one get past unspeakable tragedy and relentless pain?”  The Shack is a visual parable that answers both questions. Mack Phillips (actor Sam […]

Healing the unsaid with the dead

[Photo taken in 1973 of Suzette and her father, Steve Martinez, who passed away in 1982.] Lately memories of loved ones, now gone, are tinged with “I wish I told them [fill in the blank].”  Recently, I had the chance. A meditative exercise is designed to heal the unsaid with direct conversation. I tried it […]

Reassurance from a medium

(Photo above is of Maureen Hancock, spiritual medium) Life goes black when a child dies.  Gail and Jeremy Hunter, ages 64, lost two adult children in 2006 and 2009 accidents. Many would say their Anjuli and Drew live on in spirit.  Of this, their parents are certain because of messages through a medium.  “My husband […]

A Visit To Mother Mary’s House

Mary, Jesus’s mother, spent her last days in Turkey, and I visited her house, surrounded by maple trees, high above the ancient Roman ruins of Ephesus, five miles from the Aegean Sea, now rebuilt by the Catholic Church as a holy place. After Jesus entrusted his mother and apostle John into each other’s care, it […]

God’s House Calls: A doctor speaks of medical improbabilities

Have you ever had an experience that defied reason? In 1987 my mother was in a coma from a brain aneurysm. On the seventh night of her hospitalization, I dreamt my mother was drifting upwards through a wide tunnel toward angels set against blue skies.  In my dream, I thought, “Mom, are you saying goodbye?”  […]