Spiritual Reflections

Spiritual Reflections

The Game of Life

There is a very popular game in Nashville called The Escape. You may have seen the bumper stickers around town that boast, "I Escaped!" A team of eight are locked in a room filled with hidden clues. To win the game your team has to solve the clues and make...

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Toss a Hot Chili Pepper into your Roux!

Ask any French chef and they will tell you the “roux” (flour, clarified butter and special seasoning) is the foundation of every classic French recipe. A good roux lends a memorable dish, sauce or soup its depth, intoxicating aroma and velvety richness. A truly inspired chef intuitively knows when his...

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A Larger than Life Spirit

In memory of Dr. Robert Cochran I remember as a child going to McMahon's children's shoe store in downtown Spartanburg to buy my Easter white Buster Browns. The salesman would measure my foot, go to the back room and return with the perfect pair. He would  ask me to stand, push...

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A Magi Faith

There are only two ways to live your life. One as if nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. -Albert Einstein On an auspicious night over two millennium ago, a mysterious star appeared in a Van Gogh night sky catching a magi's attention. Was it a...

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Open Your Palm

I recently heard this story of a crosstown New York City bus stuck in rush hour traffic. Everyone on the bus was cold, annoyed and soul-weary. The minimal exchanges of words were curt, eyes cast to the floor and postures slumped. There are just some days when it is just plain...

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Bullseye to the Soul

You know when you hear a song (often it's one you don't even like), and suddenly it becomes the soundtrack of your life? In the shower, pulling into the school pick-up line, pushing your cart down the milk aisle at the grocery store, jogging around Radnor Lake, even drifting off...

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Your Cornerstone

On an auspicious morning in the year of 1163, standing in the rarified French dust of what would one day become the great gothic Cathedral of Notre Dame, two men, one a bishop, the other, the Pope of Christendom, sprinkled holy water, read from the Psalter, and serenaded an unsuspecting...

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One Flat Tire

After the mad morning rush of breakfast, lunch boxes and the drop off of five kids at three different schools in the morning, I was giddy pulling into the parking lot of Radnor Lake. This was to be baby Finn's first introduction to my sanctuary. I tightened the straps and...

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Faith Gazing

"The sky will spill with stars." NASA's prediction for this year's much-anticipated Perseid Meteor shower (August 10-12, 2016). The Perseid Meteor Shower occurs every year when the 16-mile long, 11th century Comet Swift Tuttle passes by Earth on its orbit around the sun leaving a trail of celestial dust in its...

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The Gold Within

The Olympics in Rio was a highlight of the summer. Who could choose a favorite Olympian: Usain Bolt, the fastest man on earth, Simone Biles, the mythic gymnast, or the indomitable Michael Phelps in the pool? Every night we watched in awe as these athletes exhibited great courage, determination, poise,...

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