Being Great Full

I can't wait until ... things go back to normal, a vaccine comes, we can freely hug one another, our political and racial divides heal, I graduate, warmer weather comes, and the list goes on. What's on your "can't wait until" list? Mary Oliver said, "I don't want to end up simply having visited this world." As … Continue reading Being Great Full

The Blessing of Beauty Hunting

This breathtaking view blessed me Thursday morning. Beauty is like kindling in that it ignites the flames of our lives. I can be having a terrible day, yet one moment of beauty will turn it around! It is nectar for our souls. Still, you know how we can’t help but gaze at a car wreck, yet … Continue reading The Blessing of Beauty Hunting

It Will be Fantastic Because It Will be Together

How are you doing in these dark times? I feel deeply the heaviness, sorrow, and angst of this season, and often want to just stay in bed. Know what I mean? That's why I believe it's SO important than ever to remind you: YOU are FABULOUS! Just the fact you've made it through 8+ months … Continue reading It Will be Fantastic Because It Will be Together

Glowing in Grace

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

Just Say No to Division, and YES to Unity

If anyone asked me for voting advice, I’d say vote humans not robots. Seriously! You know The Terminator, The Matrix, and other movies where the machines take over? Great entertainment, but scary reality, right? The bad news, though, is in many ways they clandestinely already have! Think about it: Why do the news and social media bombard us … Continue reading Just Say No to Division, and YES to Unity

Dancing Standing Still

Words, titles, and labels cannot define you. YOU are SO much MORE than male, female, black, white, Democrat, Republican, or whatever else describes you! As Thomas Keating says in his poem "Stillness": Our true nature is stillness, The Source from which we come. ... All words disappear into It, And all creation awakens to the delight of Just Being. … Continue reading Dancing Standing Still

Mutually Assured Awesomeness

Growing up during the Cold War and the threat of nuclear war, I remember a key plan for keeping us safe was mutually assured destruction (MAD). The logic was neither side would nuke the other because both the Soviets and Americans had enough atomic weapons to completely wipe the other country out. Doesn’t the acronym … Continue reading Mutually Assured Awesomeness

How Sweet it is to Live Simply!

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!

The Sweet Freedom of Admitting: “I was Wrong.”

I was wrong. How often do we say that? Receive that gift from others? Hear those we look up to admit it? More than a thousand years before Descartes said, "I think therefore I am", Augustine sagely concluded: "I err, therefore I am." Truly, to err is to be human. We break things, hurt people, believe things we … Continue reading The Sweet Freedom of Admitting: “I was Wrong.”

The Vaccine to 2020 is Inside You

Do you know how dope you are? 2020 sucker punched us, planted a roundhouse kick in our face, and then proceeded to pummel us while we were down ... Yet, YOU got back up and are still breathing, going, smiling, loving, and being loved more than words can say! It's like you're Rocky asking 2020, … Continue reading The Vaccine to 2020 is Inside You