If you had the power to end all of the violence in the world with a single action, would you do it? I imagine that most of us would say that of course we would. No one wants violence, right? It is just an unfortunate deterrent that we must use to prevent greater violence from … More Stop In the Name of Love
As the cast stood in the line preparing to enter the sanctuary, I could almost feel myself getting younger and the space getting narrower. Was it getting darker or was it just me? Where did that spotlight come from? Why am I so warm? I guess that’s what happens when you time travel and that … More Singing Down the Road to Redemption
Therefore, putting away lying, “Let each one of you speak truth with his neighbor,” for we are members of one another. “Be angry, and do not sin”: do not let the sun go down on your wrath, nor give place to the devil. –Ephesians 4:25-27 Are you one of those people who think that “spiritual people” don’t get angry? Do you … More Make Your Anger Count
In a facebook discussion, the question, “what is real?” came up. The context was in regard to the reality of idealized experiences or what we actually experience in the the world. We were also discussing how the survival mentality affected one’s experience of reality. The response I came up with is below. Sometimes when these … More What Is Real?
Einstein said, “We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them”. However, most of the time we try to do that very thing. When I talk to people about my thoughts on Christ, it is generally from the point of view that Christ is an open invitation and access to better thinking about … More Christ Is In the Crisis With Us
So I was talking to my surrogate daughter the other day about life. She was asking about why it is that we often get bothered when we see people doing the very things that we excuse ourselves for. The conversation reminded me of a talk I had with my good friend, Jensen Yensen, which he … More If You Don’t Have My Back, Get Out of My Face
When I was meditating the other morning, I was listening for guidance from the Holy Spirit on what I should pay attention to that day. In my form of meditation I mostly just pray and then just sit still for a long time afterward just listening as thoughts come up. I don’t follow the thoughts. … More We’re All Invisible
Nothing used to annoy me more than the preachers of the Prosperity Gospel. I felt like they were turning Christ’s message of faith into something you could find on an infomercial. It seemed like money and “blessings” were the only things on their minds and like any other pyramid system it was the people on … More How Certain Material “Miracles” Become Distractions