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

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The Surprising Way Noah’s Flood Story is Good News Relevant to Us Today

I was talking to my friend Olya the other day about using Instagram to spread good vibes.  I frequently take pictures of myself doing yoga poses, which I post with a few thoughts to inspire and encourage people.  To increase my influence/followers and thus magnify my ability to spread Love, Olya suggested I consider having … Continue reading The Surprising Way Noah’s Flood Story is Good News Relevant to Us Today

The More We Remember We are What We “Eat”, the Sweeter Life Becomes

When I was in the Air Force at big group meetings we’d often watch videos of our bombs blowing things up, snipers shooting terrorists from a distance, us shooting enemy planes down, and so on. The intent was to inspire us and build camaraderie … YET, while those are admirable results, today I worry about … Continue reading The More We Remember We are What We “Eat”, the Sweeter Life Becomes

Your Voice Matters, YOU Make a Difference in the World

Number one in your life's blueprint, should be a deep belief in your own dignity, your worth and your own "somebodiness." Don't allow anybody to make you feel that you're nobody. Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance. - Martin Luther King … Continue reading Your Voice Matters, YOU Make a Difference in the World

Names Matter: Realizing Jesus’ Actual Name was Joshua Will Change Your Life

“God becomes and God un-becomes.” “I pray God to rid me of God.” - Meister Eckhart “God is only our name for it, and the closer we get to it, the more it ceases to be God.” - John O’Donohue restating Meister Eckhart’s words   By speaking “God”, we speak less of and less than … Continue reading Names Matter: Realizing Jesus’ Actual Name was Joshua Will Change 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