The Way

Oct 19, 2015

It seems to me that our goal in our Christian journey with Christ is to be converted from the world’s thinking to the way God thinks and to rest in his arms totally. We are so enmeshed in the world’s ways that we often don’t see that there is any difference, because we’ve been so […]

The Choice Between God and the World

Oct 05, 2015

The choice between God and the world We can see it in everyone we know: the lack of self-knowledge and self-love. It’s evident in second-guessing oneself in everything. In not expressing who we are in the world, in not using our own voice to express ourselves. It’s evident in having to perform and not being […]

The Way of Prayer

Sep 22, 2014

  The way of prayer is to be attendant on God in all that we do. This takes a deep listening for God’s “still, small voice” within, a back and forth with God about what we’re to do now and how we’re to do it. It’s a 24-hour a day attunement to the Divine.   […]

Holy Spirit, Tuner of our Souls

Jun 30, 2014

Think of the Holy Spirit as the tuner of our souls and personalities. Like a piano tuner tackles a piano that has long sat idled, the Holy Spirit takes our neglected souls and our existing personalities and attunes them so that they agree in pitch and harmonize well. He adjusts the “keys” and the “strings” […]

The Gold of our Lives, the Soul

Jun 09, 2014

  Our souls are the gold, pure and simple, of our selves and the pathway to the truest part of ourselves, the created self. Do you know that only about 20% of the gold on earth has been mined? Most of the rest lies in the earth’s core. [ 5/26/14] Like gold, our souls need […]

Your Lens: Clear or Cloudy?

May 26, 2014

Each person has an inner lens through which s/he views the world. The lens can be clouded with prejudices, assumptions, preferences, self-serving attitudes or it can be clearer, able to see reality more truthfully. The source of these things that can cloud our vision of reality can be our religion, our culture and even the […]

A Contemplative Life

May 19, 2014

A contemplative life is not as we might imagine it—dull with nothing to do but ponder and reflect. What the word contemplative usually conjures up for us is someone, probably a cloistered monk or nun—who has nothing to do all day long except think about God. There actually are contemplative orders of religious people that […]

Love your life as it is

Feb 25, 2013

        I want to propose that being created in God’s image means that we know something of what God knows, at least in our deepest selves, that we have some divine capacity within us that can know God at least in part and be deeply connected to God. It does not mean […]


Jan 07, 2013

Forget about making New Years’ resolutions! They last about a month and are usually about diet and exercise after the excesses of the holiday season. Decide. Decide to put God first in your life. There are amazing things that happen when we decide to do something and then carry through. A decision echoes throughout the […]

Your call is hard-wired in you

Oct 15, 2012

       I attended a hospital chaplaincy board meeting a few weeks ago, the first I could make, meeting a lot of new folks.  At lunch I sat next to a man in his late thirties or early forties who works in professional development at the hospital. He talked about his work, about how he coaches […]