April 2017

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Simon, Thaddeus and Judas

2017-04-12T20:51:21+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Community, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Prayer, Religion, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Part 4 of a 4-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day 3 disciples present at the Last Supper are highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Part 1 sets the context and Jesus speaks to Peter, Andrew and James. Part 2 is John, Phillip and Bartholomew. Part 3 [...]

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Thomas, Matthew and James son of Alphaeus

2017-04-12T20:50:37+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Community, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Prayer, Religion, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Part 3 of a 4-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day 3 disciples present at the Last Supper are highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Part 1 sets the context and Jesus speaks to Peter, Andrew and James. Part 2 is John, Phillip and Bartholomew. Jesus speaks [...]

Jesus Speaks to the 12: John, Phillip and Bartholomew

2017-04-12T20:49:57+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Community, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Prayer, Religion, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Part 2 of a 4-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day 3 disciples present at the Last Supper are highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. Part 1 sets the context and Jesus speaks to Peter, Andrew and James. Jesus speaks to John I look at you, John, [...]

Jesus Speaks to the 12: Peter, Andrew, and James

2017-04-12T20:48:44+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Community, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Prayer, Religion, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Part 1 of a 4-part series leading up to Holy Thursday. Each day 3 disciples present at the Last Supper are highlighted. It is partially inspired by the Unity teaching of the Twelve Powers. I am sitting here imagining the last supper. It's 1st century Palestine, in a room with a simple, wooden, rectangle table where [...]

December 2016

Advent Is Always Arriving

2017-03-01T16:48:03+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Consciousness, God, Jesus, Paradox, Religion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It seems as though we preachers are challenged to come up with new sermons every Sunday, and this can be especially tricky during the holidays. How many ways can we find to talk about Easter, Christmas, and Advent? I had a minister for many years who used to joke with me that he basically had [...]

June 2016

Faith and Pickle Juice – It Is What It Is

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Consciousness, Death & Dying, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Paradox, Self Reflection, Shadow Work|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m sitting in the cancer center, hooked up to an IV for my iron infusion for the next 6 hours, watching worlds go by. I am in a large room full of recliners, IV stands, rolling carts filled with anything your nurse could need - gauze pads in 6 different sizes, 5 varying lengths and [...]

May 2016

You Breathe In Me

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Beginnings, Death & Dying, God, Interconnected, Self Reflection, Shadow Work, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

How often have you used the phrase, “it took my breath away?” The other day I pulled over to allow an ambulance safe passage. As I listened to the screaming vehicle fast approaching, the sound literally took my breath away. Finally I saw the ambulance come over the hill and the driver barely looked both [...]

April 2016

When Someone Says “I Love You,” RESPOND

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, Death & Dying, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox, Shadow Work, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Recently I was gravely ill… I heard my mom use that adjective with someone a few weeks ago when explaining what I had been through. Heavy, burdensome, hard to bear - these are all ways to define the root of the word, and all things I am experiencing. Mostly the “hard to bear” part lately. [...]

A Two-Letter Word Changes the World

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Evolution, Freedom, God, Interconnected, Paradox, Self Reflection|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The other day I saw a social media post from a spiritual leader that seriously hooked me and within seconds I was completely torqued! Totally pissed me off! Huge judgments running through my mind, and it sat so heavily on me I had to send an email to friend and rant for a couple paragraphs [...]

March 2016

A Bridge of Lamentations

2017-03-01T16:47:46+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Community, God, Interconnected, Prayer|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Did you know that lamenting is a spiritual practice? It is incredibly relevant for Easter, especially Holy Week, when our time of the crucifixion and resurrection is coming to a close. This Easter season I want to talk about lamentations. Why? Because to lament is probably one of the most revolutionary things we can do [...]

December 2015

My Peace I Leave You

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Consciousness, God, Interfaith, Jesus, Peace, Self Reflection, Shadow Work|

It's the end of the second week of Advent, the week we focus on Peace, and I am wondering how much peace everyone is feeling or practicing in light of recent events, both here at home and abroad. Sometimes peace can seem a little out of reach or maybe for a few folks, even difficult [...]

April 2015

Muppet Theology

2017-03-01T16:47:47+00:00 Categories: Consciousness, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Paradox|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Two things I love about the wisdom of the Muppets, First, their philosophy is eternal. It was here long before Jim Henson, and will be here long after the Muppets retire. The second reason I think the Muppets are necessary for life’s learning, is because it reminds me there is hope. Hope for the spiritual realities we yearn for in life, regardless of one’s faith philosophy or tradition.

February 2015

Giving Up God for Lent

2017-03-01T16:47:48+00:00 Categories: Christianity, God, Jesus, Religion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Do not adjust your screen, yes, you read the title correctly - I’m giving up God for Lent. I know this may sound strange since I am a member of the clergy. Why on earth would someone who’s JOB is God give up God for Lent? It would be like watching a doctor ask the [...]

September 2014

Our Spiritual Sense of Seeing as Prayer

2017-03-01T16:47:48+00:00 Categories: Christianity, Consciousness, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Prayer, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Everywhere I look there are TV shows, articles, pictures, poems, reflections and pithy aphorisms about love, oneness and seeing or knowing God. If I didn’t know better I would think we were hungry, or even starving, to see Spirit! In our spiritual journey we seek to define God, to manifest Spirit, to know our faith and to live it. I sometimes find myself drifting in and out of knowing the Divine, and what it means to fully “see” God, or even to have faith in what I am doing.

Our Spiritual Sense of Hearing as Prayer

2017-03-01T16:47:48+00:00 Categories: Community, Consciousness, God, Greater Reality, Interconnected, Prayer, Self Reflection, Transformation|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

One of the treasures in my life is the ability to lose myself in a song. Closing my eyes and allowing the words and music to play through me – to stop listening with my ears and listen with my heart. As the music washes over me, my mind relaxes, my breathing slows and I quietly drift into unexpected places of creation. This is the sacred discipline of deep listening, of being spiritually attentive through our hearing sense.

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