Today is my 12th rebirth day; as on 11/10/08 I should have died after a nightmarish chain of events led to me plummeting 30 feet off a cliff, headfirst onto a boulder. While I'm always hesitant to share this, "don't be boastful" says a voice in my head, I decided to anyway. 🙂 Aside from "12" … Continue reading Celebrating Life: The 12th Anniversary of the Day I Should Have Died
As much as I crave more of Will Farell on the cowbell, what I think we could really use more of these days is GRACE. Inspired by the immortal words of U2, I'd say: Grace finds the goodness in everything and everyone. Grace transforms ugly into beauty. Grace gently carries the burdens, wrongs, and shame … Continue reading Glowing in Grace
Oh, the stories I could tell about how gorgeously geeky I was in high school! For instance, when we learned about the Know Nothing Party in U.S. History, I immediately adopted this obscure 19th century political party as my own. I'd jokingly tell friends I was a fellow Know-Nothing! 🤣 Still, there's something about that name that resonates, … Continue reading How Sweet it is to Live Simply!
Growing up I was fascinated with wargames, and I’d spend hours with friends play-pretending to be soldiers. As a boy whose dad was in the army, this was normal. YET, the thought of actual war and death totally terrified me—haunting my dreams and keeping me up at night. “Interestingly”, somewhere along the way my horror … Continue reading My Journey from Violence & Death to Peace & Life
Beautiful People, I'm SO excited. Not only did the press release for my self-published memoir go out yesterday (you can check the book out here: https://amzn.to/342nhIC), I just started school to get a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation to become a life coach! So, between the book coming out, my future in life coaching, and ongoing … Continue reading Blog Move, News, & 3 Beautiful Gifts of Christianity to Humanity
Something awesome I've noticed this year is how smack dab in the middle of the suck and muck, I've witnessed countless people become her/his own "alarm clock". Friends and family are waking up to their deepest desires, honoring the most excellent wisdom residing in each of us, healing their personal insecurities and judgments, and seeing and … Continue reading Being Your Own “Alarm Clock”
Above is a picture of Love! You see my low back is a bit wonky, so I sleep on my side with a small pillow between my legs to let my back release. The night of the pic I got home a bit late after getting together with some friends. So, in it you can … Continue reading The Little (BIG) Things Love Does
Hope is believing in a stranger future. What do you want the coming days and years to hold for you? Your circle? Nation? The world? Hope is not only the powerful energy that guides us through dark times, it's the dynamic force that creates better realities. I see on the horizon, clear as day, healing, understanding, and … Continue reading Hope is Believing in a Stranger Future
Fires are raging in Northern California, with more than 14 THOUSAND firefighters on the scene! Republicans and Democrats are hurling fiery words at each other like toddlers do with food. The U.S. is aflame because of racial division and injustice. Doesn’t it sometimes feel like it’s all going up in flames? Since fires like these … Continue reading The Garden Gospel
My daughter once drew me a picture communicating that her kindness, compassion, and soul beauty were all smaller reflections of me. I mention Lara’s artistic gift (which I sadly can’t find), because as I reflect on my journey, learn from others, and grow into goodness, I see clearly how I reflect what I admire, focus … Continue reading What do We Reflect?