Blog & Yoga Tips/Tools

Listen to Your Body It’s Wise

Listen to your body it's wise!  The other night it wasn't bed time yet, but my wife and I felt unusually tired so we went to sleep early, and woke up for work feeling great.  My calf tightened up on a run last week, and this message from my body has helped me see the many … Continue reading Listen to Your Body It’s Wise

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Redefining Success: Trading Achievements for Connection and Selfless Service

How do you define “success”?  What makes a day successful for you?  I struggle with feeling like my day was a failure unless I get a bunch of “stuff” done.  Do you know what I mean?  Starting and finishing projects, making plans, writing, building things, and so on are all important and matter … YET, … Continue reading Redefining Success: Trading Achievements for Connection and Selfless Service

How Following the Humble, Weak, and Vulnerable God Will Change Us for the Better

In the past I worshipped strength, power, possessions, victory, being correct, position, esteem, and so on.  Not only is this what American culture tells us to do, it was effectively the sum total of my image of God.  As I hopefully get wiser, I increasingly find this axiom to be True: We are each deeply … Continue reading How Following the Humble, Weak, and Vulnerable God Will Change Us for the Better

Meditation on Raising Our Vibration

Years ago someone shared with me how she'd been sexually abused in her childhood.  In my naivety, I remember being saddened for her, while also thinking as an adult she must have moved on and healed from that "distant" trauma.  To make a long story short, I later found out I was SUPER wrong.  Experiencing … Continue reading Meditation on Raising Our Vibration

A “Crazy” Idea About the Second Coming of Christ

You know how writers often start with the ending of their book?  The conclusion shapes the story from the beginning on.  Life is much the same.  What we believe about our “ending” deeply informs how we act now.  With that in mind, the other day I was thinking about the Second Coming of Christ and … Continue reading A “Crazy” Idea About the Second Coming of Christ

You are Glorious, Today is the Best Day, & You are Loved: Life Lessons from Macklemore

Have you ever thought or lived in a “good old days” space?  You know naming times in the past “better” days and wishing you were there again? Or maybe you’ve heard people who were the cool and popular kids in high school continue to remind people of those glory days some 10, 20, and 30 years … Continue reading You are Glorious, Today is the Best Day, & You are Loved: Life Lessons from Macklemore

Meditation on Loving Life AS It IS

Sometimes I wish I could still drive, I wasn't balding, my eyes weren't crooked, simple balancing poses like lunges weren't a struggle for me, my quest to be a pastor and speak life-giving and love-filled messages to people every Sunday had worked out, I'd had more kids, and so on.  When I "live" in these … Continue reading Meditation on Loving Life AS It IS

The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

It seems to me “heaven” is more of an attitude or lens for seeing life, than it is a place … at least while we’re alive.  For years I thought feeling the Spirit, or “experiencing God”, was a rare event and/or just for select people.  Yet, over time I’ve found a simple shift of mentality … Continue reading The Gate of Heaven is EVERYWHERE

Meditation on Finding Peace & Wholeness by Diving Deep Into Our Hardships

First the falling, then the rising.  Over the past week a few people shared heartache, struggles, fears, and other painful stuff with me.  Being wired for optimism, I wanted to quickly sugarcoat these hurts or move past them.  Knowing this about myself, I've been practicing going INTO the pain instead of around it; taking time … Continue reading Meditation on Finding Peace & Wholeness by Diving Deep Into Our Hardships

How Our View on “Heaven” is Wrecking Earth: An Observation on Global Warming and Salvation

What does “heaven” mean to you?  I put “heaven” in quotes, because in addition to what we usually think of when we hear the word “heaven”, I’m also talking about where do you want to be?  What is paradise for you?  What is the point and goal of life to you?  More to the point, … Continue reading How Our View on “Heaven” is Wrecking Earth: An Observation on Global Warming and Salvation