January 2018

Age-ing or Sage-ing

As I approach 50, I envision a second half of life with more depth and meaning than the first, with more contribution, with more love and more connection.  In preparation for such I have started to read a transformational book by Zalman Schachter-Shalomi and Rodald S. Miller called “From Age-ing to Sage-ing.” The authors point… Read More

What is behind hate

Mostly fear is behind hate say the wise ones. It also may appear as control.  “The angels of darkness must always disguise themselves as angels of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14).  Fear itself is often convincingly disguised as a virtue, such as reason, prudence, morality, religion, obedience, or justice. As Father Richard Rohr inquires, “What better… Read More

The Psalms

The Psalms

If you are similar to me, you probably know or have a familiarity with the Psalms.  I have attempted a few times to read all 150 Psalms, but never got far.  I started to question myself as to why. Questioning always leads somewhere.  I discovered there are a huge number of different translations of the… Read More

Sacred Life

Sacred Life

I am reminded of a war veteran’s story.  The veteran shared that after each battle, they would search the dead enemies with hopes of finding some information that they could use to win the war.  He stated that was rarely the case.  However, he always found letters from loved ones and pictures of loved ones. … Read More

What is Great about Being Human?

All too often, we focus on what we do not like about being human.  Recently, I did an exercise where I asked myself,  “What do I enjoy about being human?” This is what came to me: Interacting with dogs. Smelling them, feeling their fur, receiving their kisses, and watching their behavior. Tasting wholesome food. Enjoying… Read More

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