way too often, like way too often, faith and spirituality is said to be all about doing what it takes to get God to come to us. but here's the thing: Jesus never said that. In fact, he said the opposite. Faith and spirituality is about recognizing that God's already here and letting that Love pull us into new life.Read More
The problem with fairness is that it always begins and ends with the ‘I.’ The problem is way too easily and way too often fairness is really saying ‘But what about me?’ So it's not about being fair, what is it about? It's about being generous.Read More
one of the hardest things we'll ever have to do is forgive someone. but here's the thing: we have to do it. not only is our own health and well being at stake, let alone that of our relationships, at stake is something much bigger: our very humanity and the kind of world we live in.Read More
christmas isn't something that happened, it's something that happens. and the thing about that, it changes what we do with it. no longer is it about singing a carol and going home, its about beholding and embracing it.Read More
While almost everything in our culture asks us to be perfect, that's never the ask from God. The good news our faith has to offer, the liberating truth it gives us, is that we aren't meant to be perfect. The only thing we are meant to be is human.Read More
While we are always spiritual, we aren’t always spiritually healthy. Just as there are things that take us into life, there are things that can take us out of it. One of those things is the spiritual disease of cynicism. Cynicism shuts us off to the possibility that there could be something other than what we see and experience around us.Read More
While we are always spiritual, we aren’t always spiritually healthy. Just as there are things that take us into life, there are things that can take us out of it. One of those things is the spiritual disease of boredom. Boredom draws us into a life that waits for the world to happen to us, while our spirituality draws us into a life where the world is waiting for us to happen to it.Read More
what is at stake when we choose to lie and pretend to be something we're not instead of choosing to be authentic, vulnerable, and honest? according to this really crazy bible story about ananias and sapphira, it's a matter of life and death.