A More Radical Way.
I attended a forum a few nights ago on the topic of being “spiritual but not religious.” – Nothing drives a pastor crazier than when people say they are “spiritual but not religious.” It’s like saying, “You are pretty in the dark.” The audience was made up of good, faithful, church going folks, who were […]
The Contemplative Option Loretta Ross, Source: Holy Ground (newsletter of The Sanctuary Foundation) Much in the spiritual life depends on where we place our attention and what we allow to take up space in our minds. One ought never to underestimate our horrible external and internal resistance to the contemplative option. By contemplative option I […]
Another winter storm is coming and I am aching to get back on our trails and run! I confess that I don’t run for the cardio. I run for the friendship. I run for therapy. I run to “leave it on the trail.” Whatever “it” is. We laugh, lament, swear, sweat and sometimes even cry. […]
It’s lonely in the wilderness. I like it that way. To sit alone with my thoughts, Lyrics come to mind, forgotten memories. Allow the mind to simply, rewind. It’s vulnerable in the wilderness. I like it that way. A creature scurries across my path An observing hawk takes flight A river snake enjoys a sun […]
This is an entry from a member of our congregation after a week of mission in Indiana. Thanks for sharing your story, Barb! Most of all thank you for sharing your faith! On February 3, 2013, 43 people from 9 churches and the Presbytery of North Central Iowa gathered in Brownstown, Indiana. It is a […]
I had a good friend who died a few years ago. I am thinking about her today, because I just learned that her husband passed away this morning. She was about 35 years older than I. We were kindred spirits. She was who I hope to be in 35 years and I think I reminded […]
Advice on Love.
The best advice I ever got on love came not from a Glamour Magazine, or a girl friend, or a love guru. The best advice I ever received on love, was from my Dad. I was married at the age of 25. And at the age of 25, I had very high expectations of what […]