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

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The Gospel in Star Wars: While Negativity is Quick, Easy, and Normal, We Can Always Choose the Joy of Positivity

I love Christmas and the holiday season around it. We had an especially sweet and fun series of celebrations in my family in December. That said, I definitely had moments I regretted: Not helping as much as I’d like with dishes, an ill-placed word to my wife, moments of being disconnected from the family and … Continue reading The Gospel in Star Wars: While Negativity is Quick, Easy, and Normal, We Can Always Choose the Joy of Positivity

Believing Love Wins, Beauty is Everywhere, and Salvation is for ALL Will Revolutionize Your Life

 “For God so loved the WORLD that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life. Indeed, God did NOT send the Son into the world to condemn the world, BUT in order that the world might be SAVED through him. (John 3.16-17, emphasis … Continue reading Believing Love Wins, Beauty is Everywhere, and Salvation is for ALL Will Revolutionize Your Life

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