The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

Ten years ago today I should have died.  In a freak family hiking accident, I slipped, slid, and plummeted THIRTY FEET headfirst off a cliff onto a boulder.  In reflecting on this traumatic event, I can truthfully say this horror has been transformed into one of the best things that ever happened to me.  It … Continue reading The Day I Died: Why Falling 30 Feet Off a Cliff Headfirst Became a Beautiful Thing

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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 Experiencing Heaven by Living All Namaste All the Time

We have a placard hanging in our house that reads: "Love Lives Here".  This reminder isn't just true about our house, it's True about every person ever.  Wouldn't it be grand and change the world if each of us wore a sign to remind ourselves and others of this?  I read an eye-opening article by … Continue reading Meditation on Experiencing Heaven by Living All Namaste All the Time

A Better Way: Divine Justice/Judgment (It Might NOT Be What You Think)

The way we believe life works, reality runs, and the universe behaves greatly shapes who we become and how we behave.  In a true sense, then, whether we believe in God or not, our conception of Divine justice and judgment greatly informs how we view and treat others (ESPECIALLY those who've wronged us) and ourselves. … Continue reading A Better Way: Divine Justice/Judgment (It Might NOT Be What You Think)

What We “See” is What We Get and Become: How I’m Learning Seeing Everything and Everyone as a Gift Brings Heaven to Earth

This frail vessel thou emptiest again and again, and fillest it ever with fresh life. This little flute of a reed thou hast carried over hills and dales, and hast breathed through it melodies eternally new. … Thy infinite gifts come to me only on those very small hands of mine. Ages pass, and still … Continue reading What We “See” is What We Get and Become: How I’m Learning Seeing Everything and Everyone as a Gift Brings Heaven to Earth

Christmas Reveals Beauty/Heaven/Divinity Shine IN the Messy Realness and Complexity of Life: Grace Comes IN Our Darkest Hours

My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going. I do not see the road ahead of me. I cannot know for certain where it will end. Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so. … Continue reading Christmas Reveals Beauty/Heaven/Divinity Shine IN the Messy Realness and Complexity of Life: Grace Comes IN Our Darkest Hours

How Yoga Makes You Smarter (No Poses Required): 4 Different Kinds of “Intelligence”

“It’s better to be connected than correct.” - Richard Rohr   When I look at the scale these days it tells me I’m the heaviest I’ve ever been. YET, I feel amazing in my body and my wife says I look better than ever. 🙂 I share this because I think it gets at a … Continue reading How Yoga Makes You Smarter (No Poses Required): 4 Different Kinds of “Intelligence”