Turning Violence into Nourishment: Talking About America’s Gun Culture, Mass Shootings, and the Way Forward

Hi Beautiful! Why do we have such a hard time talking about guns in the U.S.?  Why are we so adamant about our “right” to own tools for killing?  Is it possible America worships guns and violence?  Does it seem like we’re more preoccupied with our right to own arms, than concerned with the quality, … Continue reading Turning Violence into Nourishment: Talking About America’s Gun Culture, Mass Shootings, and the Way Forward

How the Way We “Approach” Death is Killing Us: Let’s Talk About Death Part 1

In my journey of personal growth and development I’ve found perhaps the most important movement toward transformation/enlightenment/salvation is awareness.  Becoming truly aware, with “eyes wide open”, of the past trauma(s) trapping us, the cultural messages enslaving us, our internal narratives keeping us stuck, and so on, is crucial because more often than not we simply … Continue reading How the Way We “Approach” Death is Killing Us: Let’s Talk About Death Part 1

Unity, Nonviolence, and Not Being Content: 3 Enlivening Christian Messages We Need More than Ever

It’s interesting to me that in America we pride ourselves on the separation of Church and state, yet they really aren’t … and both suffer from it.  Now, this is just a quick hit of me trying to encourage us to greater care and compassion, so please keep that in mind. 🙂 It’s interesting to … Continue reading Unity, Nonviolence, and Not Being Content: 3 Enlivening Christian Messages We Need More than Ever

Love PEOPLE, APPRECIATE Your Country: Thoughts on Charlottesville, Racial Tensions, and NFL Players Sitting During the National Anthem

Charlottesville.  Wow!  A friend noted how the recent white nationalist march and violence in Virginia bore eery similarities to Nazi Germany.  Talk about scary, right?  What do we do with that?  Did our leadership respond well?  More importantly, how can you and I respond well to the racial tensions in our country and lives? This brings me … Continue reading Love PEOPLE, APPRECIATE Your Country: Thoughts on Charlottesville, Racial Tensions, and NFL Players Sitting During the National Anthem

If America Followed Jesus Instead of Zeus the World Would be a Better Place

Here’s a life truth I’ve found helpful and true: Whether atheist, agnostic, or theist (i.e. believer in God), our image of God (whatever it may be) shapes us. We are ALL steadily and increasingly formed by the Pattern we think life, the Universe, and everything operates by.   Consider my life. I’ve gone to church … Continue reading If America Followed Jesus Instead of Zeus the World Would be a Better Place