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In 2010, C. Jennings Penders began writing about his spiritual beliefs. In this volume, which gathers many of his writings in a single place, Mr. Penders shares his intimate insights into finding happiness and purpose in life, while providing thoughtful commentary on faith and spirituality.
A haunting collection of seven character- and setting-linked stories set on one of the most spectacular and pristine places in North America: Block Island. Rhode Island. A story of how old lives cross new lives, sometimes taking the form of reincarnated spirits, but not the horror kind. Within these entertaining tales are weird apparitions, haunted lighthouses, disembodied voices, and ominous threats in the night. But Pender’s ghosts are not evil, they are the good kind: where long dead promises are fulfilled, crippling doubts and failings are redeemed, and lonely people find spiritual fulfillment and love. Magic permeates in C. Jennings Penders’ Block Island-based stories.
C. Jennings Penders
C. Jennings Penders has been writing since he was in grammar school. Playing around with five hand written novels in the early 1980s, he always carried a pen and notebook wherever he traveled.
Joining his first writing group in 1989, he began seeing his short stories appear in the small press SF/F magazines in the early 1990s. In 2010 he stopped writing fiction and started a spiritual blog called Wisdom and Life.
Fiction called again in 2016-2017 and he he started writing about Block Island, one of his favorite places. Arrivals and Departures is the culmination of his Block Island fiction. A sequel completed in January 2022 is scheduled to be published in October 2023. C. Jennings is currently working on his fifth book. This one is set in the neighborhood he grew up in.
Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from. magic. Captain Pike from Discovery says: The law was debated by scientists and theologians alike and later reinterpreted to say any sufficiently advanced extraterrestrial intelligence is indistinguishable from God. Star Trek Discovery New Eden […]
Relationships are forever. They are eternal. Not just permanent in this lifetime. Once you establish a relationship, it is an eternal relationship…. Abraham-Hicks March 6, 2019 Here’s a caveat to today’s column and EVERY column: When you see blue underlined text, it […]
Continuing my columns on my recent Near Death Experience while at Saint Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven, Connecticut today, I’ll answer a question several people have asked me since I posted the original column linked above. If you died when you were […]
My friend and blogger, Tom Rapsas, whom I first met on Google+ has written a wonderful spiritual guide for those of us who still don’t know what path they should choose. [easyazon_link identifier=”1539804739″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Thaddeus Squirrel[/easyazon_link] is the PERFECT book to give to […]
I spent two Sundays ago in the afternoon (almost four hours) with a new friend. Somehow we wound up discussing the meaning of life. I know. A heavy discussion for such a new friendship. After we departed, my friend asked me to […]
Seek out higher vibrational people, and avoid those who reflect more ego-oriented behavior patterns [easyazon_link identifier=”1401912249″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Your Ultimate Calling 365 Ways to Bring Inspiration Into Your Life[/easyazon_link] Page 201 Wayne Dyer has long been a muse for Wisdom and Life […]
Friday, February 27 2015: A sad day for me as I discovered that Spock truly wasn’t returning. We can [easyazon_link identifier=”B001XUNQ4S” locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Search For Spock[/easyazon_link] all we want, but he won’t be found. Not this time. For he is now truly traveling among […]
Seek out higher vibrational people, and avoid those who reflect more ego-oriented behavior patterns [easyazon_link identifier=”1401912249″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Your Ultimate Calling[/easyazon_link] Wayne Dyer Page 201 Knowing that according to Law of Attraction our thoughts create our reality, it then stands to […]
There’s really no way I can get through to her? I asked. Perhaps something will develop in time he said. At the moment, her disbelief is an impassable barrier. [easyazon_link identifier=”0765308703″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]What Dreams May Come: A Novel[/easyazon_link] Richard Matheson Page 175 […]
For those of you unaware I wear a myriad of hats: Photographer Writer Librarian And: Social Media Consultant. Image from: Wikimedia I belong to the Madison Connecticut Chamber of Commerce on the back of my photography business: CJP Photos. However, I’ve […]
You get what you think about, whether you want it or not! So be careful what you think about. [easyazon_link identifier=”1401912249″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Your Ultimate Calling[/easyazon_link] Page 346 Wayne Dyer Wayne Dyer wasn’t always a Law of Attraction guru. He evolved […]
You are really individual beings, with very special talents, and it would be nice if teachers had the time, or parents had the awareness or skill, to see the children as the very individual, very special beings that they are. So that […]
My friend, Jason who I mentioned in Monday’s column Water Wheels and Writing is making an encore visit today. We talked on Monday night about Robin Williams apparent suicide. Knowing my worldview has shifted in the twenty plus years he has known me, Jason […]
Researchers have found that even more than IQ, your emotional awareness and abilities to handle feelings will determine your success and happiness in all walks of life, including family relationships. Quote by John Gottman [easyazon_link identifier=”B0089XLFS6″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Awakened Mind Page 7[/easyazon_link]4 Your […]
Anne Kubitsky from Look for the Good looked forward to repeating her success at Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison, Connecticut. Last week, Anne installed the second Gratitude Trail at Hammonasset Beach after receiving approval from Park Management. I received this email […]
Being an example of inner peace is an effective way of expressing your desire to offer inspiration to others. [easyazon_link identifier=”1401912249″ locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Your Ultimate Calling[/easyazon_link] Page 89 Wayne Dyer The EC Scranton Memorial Library has a summer book sale every year […]
Remember, Red, hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things. And no good thing ever dies. [easyazon_link identifier=”B004EJ2QEQ” locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″] Shawshank Redemption [/easyazon_link] I’ve written about The Shawshank Redemption at Wisdom and Life. Simply click the link to read the previous columns. One […]
Within the last 100,000 years, we find two clear signs of spiritual consciousness and communication. These are burial practices and ritualistic art, as found in carved totems and rock drawings. There is no anthropological evidence that these practices existed on earth before […]
A couple who married for seventy one years recently transitioned within hours of each other. Robert and Nora Viands were inseparable during their marriage. My friend Yvonne I. Wilson over on Google+ recently wrote a column at her blog called: Grieving Husband, 96, Writes Song […]
I’ve talked before about how my spirituality has deepened since discovering Law of Attraction. What I haven’t discussed is some of the ramifications of that deeper sense of faith. One of the consequences I’ve noticed, is a stronger tolerance, maybe tolerance is […]
Think of the spiritual world as a computer and the physical world as a printout. The real decisions are made at the software level. Practically speaking, this means decisions are made in the spiritual world at the level of consciousness. The emotional […]
A fellow G+er, Nicole Grimshaw in my circles inspired this column today. On Monday, she wrote an update to her blog New Project, in which she laid out her plans to finish writing her E-book discussing the relationship between Christ consciousness and […]
Because others cannot vibrate in your experience, they cannot affect the outcome of your experience. They can hold their opinions, but unless their opinion affects your opinion, their opinion matters not at all. A million people could be pushing against you, and […]
Image from: Catholic.org Welcome to another edition of Saints Monday. Saint Brigid of Ireland is special to me as my friends in the column The Professor and her Husband are integral to Saint Brigid. Before they both transitioned, the professor’s husband became EXTREMELY […]
According to Vedanta, there are only two symptoms of enlightenment, just two indications that a transformation is taking place within you toward a higher consciousness. The first symptom is that you stop worrying. Things don’t bother you anymore. You become light-hearted and […]
You’ve trained yourself to face reality. You’ve trained yourself to tell the truth. You’ve trained yourself to tell it like it is. So in the beginning, these fantasies feel a little inappropriate, because it’s like you’re fooling yourself. Sometimes people will say, […]
Saw this video the other day on G+: [youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=xmpYnxlEh0c] A short snippet of a commencement speech by David Foster Wallace, I saw it originally in my stream shared my Martin Holmes. The video speaks for itself so I will only add that […]
Another off topic post today. However, I think this will become a recurring theme here on Wisdom and Life as I’ve found a new Social Home. Google+ has definitely fulfilled my expectations, especially since I finally understand how to use the platform. I fooled […]
I was considering recently how the words we choose has a direct effect on our attitude. I understand that I’ve written extensively on this theme at my blog, most recently at: Removing Words and Eliminating Negative Words, however as I was walking downtown one […]
Welcome to the second Health and Fitness Monday. Today I will be discussing the [easyazon_link identifier=”B000WJIC3G” locale=”US” tag=”80010c-20″]Neti Pot[/easyazon_link]. Image from: Wikipedia The link above is the neti pot that I own. Purchase directly from the Amazon link here and I will […]
Often we take personally the slings and arrows of our ‘abusers’. But frequently we are merely the interchangeable pawns of their own neurotic dramas. Anyone else in your position would have received the same treatment. There is nothing especially noxious or negatively […]