Talking about God to others; I guess it has always come naturally to me. Maybe, because I have been accustom to talking to God out loud for so long. As a little girl I would get up early on Saturday mornings, take my little jam box (radio with a tape cassette) out to my backyard and dance the morning away. When I at last fell exhausted to the ground I would start my conversation with God. I would swing on the swing and jump on the trampoline all while in deep conversation with God about life. I guess it just came easy to me to talk to God all of the time. When it’s that natural how can it be embarrassing or too personal to tell others about someone you love that much? I am not embarrassed to say I love God and that I would die for God. I am not embarrassed to wear a cross around my neck or to talk about my faith to my students, my readers, my retreatants or anyone else who wants to listen. I will never shove God down anyone’s throat but I will open my heart to God’s will in other people’s lives.
Many people don’t find it politically correct to bring up God or religion. God is so intertwined with my existence that it would be difficult for me to have a very deep conversation without bringing his name into the dialogue. I find different types of theological view points as challenging and enjoy engaging in civil debates. The calling God has blessed me with at this point is to talk to my students about God. My writings center on my purpose and one day I will write a book about God. My life is saturated with God, not as an obsession, but with a very clear view of who I want to emulate on this earth. If I had to stop talking about God I would no longer be Lori HD. I thank God that I live in a place with the freedom to talk about God.