The Way, The Truth, The Life

We are living in a time of unparalleled change. Old guards are falling to new guards. The tug-of-war between the sacred and secular is real and daily. What should we hold onto from our past; what must we now welcome as our new future? How do we live in the

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Press On

The experience of faith can be described in three words: wonder, patience, expectation.  Wonder is knowing in your bones the reality of God in and around us. Patience is the spiritual discipline to accept seasons of divine silence and our human niggling doubt. Time spent in this “no man's land”

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La Bonne Franquette

La Bonne Franquette

It was 6:00pm on a lovely summer evening. I received a phone call from my new friend Lise that she and her husband Eric would love to stop by. Always up for any opportunity to gather people around my table, without a second thought, I answered an enthusiastic, “Yes!” Next,

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Lions, Tigers and Bears, Oh my!

This summer I had a fearsome encounter with a bear, but no ordinary bear! This was “The Grand Matriarch of the Tetons,” decked out in her shaggy fur coat with four yearlings in tow. A regal queen—and absolutely terrifying! She weighed at least 400 pounds and stood a bit over

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Earth is crammed with heaven. Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Transcendence is the Secret

There is no solving the finite issue. Aristotle suggested we not focus on “the end” but ways to flourish in the present. The American psychologist, Abraham Maslov, wrote about the necessity of having “peak experiences,” where present reality is perceived as sublime; the brutal is forgotten for the beautiful—the ordinary

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No cure for being human

There is no cure for being human. Sorry! Fasten your seatbelt. It’s going to be hard here on earth. We are going to suffer. We are going to get our hearts broken. We are going to age. We are going to be painfully disappointed by fellow human beings, nature, human-governed

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Dove Carrying Olive Branch with Heart Illustration

Things I Know To Be True

I imagine for my entire life I will wrestle with these spiritual questions: Who am I? Why am I here? Who is God and what is my relation/relationship to God. Why must we suffer? How do I live a life that feels good on the inside and out; but also

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Love Lasts Forever

A Brave, New Year Ahead!

Are you familiar with the game Jenga? The game begins with a tower constructed with 54 blocks. The object is to remove individual blocks without the tower collapsing. Every time a piece is removed by a player, the structure becomes more unsteady. I find Jenga to be an apt metaphor

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Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh

A Christmas Reflection

NASA announced that for the first time in 800 years, the two largest presences in our solar system, mighty Jupiter and ringed Saturn will pass so close (.1 degree apart: the thickness of a dime held at arm’s length) creating an extraordinary radiance of light in our dark night skies.

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