The Spiritual Gift of Slowing Down – Prayerful Tuesday

  Last Friday I had foot surgery to correct arthritis damage to two toes.  I have had day surgeries before and in general they go, just as this one did. But as I waited to be taken in to surgery I began to think of the consequences of my doing this. The benefits are easy…

Mindful Monday: The Best Season

Ten thousand flowers in spring, the moon in autumn, a cool breeze in summer, snow in winter. If your mind isn’t clouded by unnecessary things, this is the best season of your life.  — Wu Men  (Hui-k’ai) from The Enlightened Heart: An Anthology of Sacred Poetry (1993) translated by Stephen Mitchell … for Mindful Monday…

Cathedral
by Terri Stewart
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Inspired by Cathedral

There is an old song called Cathedral by Crosby, Stills and Nash. This song has a haunting piano part lovingly played by Graham Nash. I’ve seen them perform this live twice and have listened to it untold times. It seemed so perfectly to tell my story and relationship with Christianity when I first heard this song……

Grand Canyon Ponder

TGIF: Gratitude for Perspective

First I would like to say thank you to Terri Stewart for offering her gratitude last week. Between travel, connection issues, and health that day, I was unable to write. I am still processing my trip to the Grand Canyon and today I am grateful for the perspective on life and connectedness my experience gave…

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SETI and Religion: Why We Need Little Green Men

The “little man” may be on the stairs. Or in the stars. He may not. His presence and his absence are alike equally haunting. Even if he doesn’t exist, we will probably invent him.