I keep working on it. I guess I always will. Focus. Attention. Noticing. Being present. The beautiful late poet Mary Oliver wrote it this way, This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. Theologian Richard Rohr suggested doing a five… Continue reading Being Present
Today's blog is impossible to write. It is deeply personal and incredibly emotional to me. On top of that I'm writing about something which really has no appropriate words to go with it. All I can say is please bear with me here. I began reading the devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young in… Continue reading Holy Hindsight
Has there ever been a more imperfect organization than the church? From the earliest accounts things were flawed in the church. Nothing has changed. Just read the headlines. From Catholics to Methodists to Evangelical Christians, we all have issues. I've been a part of the church my whole life and have witnessed plenty of what… Continue reading Why Church?
Yoga requires practice. I've been practicing it for almost two years and have so much to learn. I'm amazed when I even miss a few days at how tightly bound I become. Sports require practice. Music does. I feel like relationships do. After 33 years of marriage, I find myself still practicing at being a… Continue reading Practice
In ministry and life I've seen a some hard things. Some have been difficult things for me personally so many others have been the excruciating things other people have had to endure. I could name them all from work to relationships to financial troubles to church woes, or our mental and physical health issues, but… Continue reading The Golden Thread