I don’t know why my second ex-wife wanted a divorce. I mention that because—7+ years after the fact—I recently realized I still harbored unforgiveness in my heart for this and a couple other things, and it was harming me! I’d been battling an occasional, but growing sense of self-shame for a while, and I realized … Continue reading Forgiveness is Freedom
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
Hi Friends! I wrote a book, an actual publisher published it, and now it's available everywhere! Words can't describe how excited and I am!!! 🥳🤸🏻♀️💫💙🤗 I'm also a bit dumbfounded, as in "am I dreaming? Is this real?", but mostly STOKED. It's titled Falling into Love: The Transformative Power of Community. Back on November 10, 2008 … Continue reading I Wrote a Book that Got Published!
I find the more I blur the lines of where I end and others, nature, and God (or Spirit if you prefer) begin, the better life gets. Along those lines, in a podcast I recently listened to, one of the speakers said something about "communion", both a powerful relational intimacy and a central Christian practice, that brought … Continue reading Communion as the Point
When life, or the world, gets crazy, what keeps you centered, hopeful, and Loving? I could be wrong, but it seems to me we're like satellites, and without something Big, Bold, Beautiful, and Beyond our small selves to orbit around, we go careening off into space or crash into the ground like a satellite that's lost its … Continue reading What Gives You Meaning and Purpose in Life?
What does the cross and Easter mean to you? There are SO many theories and such a variety of beliefs, it's almost as if the cross's impact is too poignant and powerful for words! In this year of seeing things clearly (2020), I'm choosing to meditate on and be enlivened by three main meanings Jesus gave it, … Continue reading Freedom, Celebration, and Unity: The Meaning of the Cross
I believe we're in a sacred, powerful, and beautiful moment of collective transformation now. As tragic as the Coronavirus pandemic is, it's gift can be exponentially more beneficial. I say this sincerely and confidently because each time I've walked the road of soul-shivering suffering, be it a divorce that shook my beliefs and world view, an accident that … Continue reading Suffering’s Gift
As fear of COVID-19 and the divisiveness of a presidential election sweep across America, I'm reminded how very political Jesus was in pretty UN-American ways. At a minimum, I believe the Christ invites people of any, or no, religion to a new, incredible way of being human. One marked by togetherness, interdependence, caring for all, … Continue reading The Politics of Christianity
Cheers! Why has Mary, Jesus' mom, fascinated so many people for so long? Why do some of our notions about her border on mythological and magical? Similarly, when it comes to Mary Magdalene, why do Dan Brown (and others) speculate she was married to Jesus? There's something about "Mary", and it seems to me they provide … Continue reading The Gospel of Mary
Cheers to you! My wife and I have been watching "The Good Place", a show about the afterlife. In this poignant and hilarious show, a demon "breaks bad", people sent to hell get better, and they explore big topics like what makes a person "good" and what inspires one to become better. It flips the … Continue reading The Real Gift of Christmas is YOU: A Tale of Two Ways of Living