Prayer as poetry

It’s been a while since I have written a blog, but it’s been a lovely time to reflect. And most of my writing has gone into articles for the Christian Science Monitor, which you can find here. This morning my prayer took the form of a poem… which even rhymes… It’s been long time since I wrote poetryContinue reading “Prayer as poetry”

Love your childlike self, and your neighbor

I’ve heard it said a number of times – to “love your neighbor as yourself” you must first love yourself.  I’ve often struggled with this idea of loving myself in a way that doesn’t feel conceited or egotistical.  The other day when I was pondering this, a new way of looking at it came to me… WhenContinue reading “Love your childlike self, and your neighbor”

True source of joy and peace

Sometimes in life it can seem like everything is good and going well and the next minute or hour or day, that is a distant memory and doubt or fear or frustration or other negative thinking creeps in and takes over.  I remember this happening once when I was feeling down and talking to a friend,Continue reading “True source of joy and peace”

Mission and Purpose

Over the years I have done a lot of thinking and praying about my mission and purpose in life. I have even written and article and recorded a podcast about it (see below)… But it is interesting that even since recording that podcast last spring (even though it just came out early this September), itContinue reading “Mission and Purpose”

Memory Monday – Oneness

This passage I just read has me thinking back to some ideas that were percolating while sitting on a pier in Chicago while visit family this summer and loving the idea of our oneness with the Divine…   As a drop of water is one with the ocean (lake), a ray of light one with theContinue reading “Memory Monday – Oneness”