Reflections

Get The Funk Out—Finding Flow Through Spiritual Reading

Spiritual reading is like a treasure hunt. We search for words to comfort and inspire us. We explore new thoughts and ideas that lead us up “new mountains or guide us through unexpected dark valleys.”

Can You Hear the Sound of Silence? (Finding Flow Through Solitude)

Silence is our friend. It’s the language of God. And when we become still and listen—when we sit in solitude alone with the Creator—we can hear the silent voice of God.

What’s “Divine Flow” & How Do I Get In It?

If God is real, then we should be able to communicate with the Creator. Right? Just like we do in our relationships with spouses, friends, and other loved ones, we should be able to talk with and listen to the Divine.  We should be able to get into the flow with God’s Spirit and live from that space like an athlete or artist who’s “in the zone.”

How Do I Love Me? Let Me Figure Out the Ways

Scientists have discovered that our brains establish belief systems through the connection of neuron pathways. For example, if we continuously tell ourselves we’re incompetent, the neurons in our brain will create a pathway to reinforce that belief. Over time, we create an increasingly negative self-image. It may evolve into self-doubt or even self-hatred. If we tell ourselves we are good, loving, and competent, we wire our neuron pathways to form belief systems that support self-respect and compassion.

Are You a light-snuffer or a Lamplighter?

Are You a light-snuffer or a Lamplighter?

We share the light of Christ whenever we care for others who are suffering, write emails to encourage someone, or attend to the needs of the lonely or homebound. Our positive acts allow us to share the Light of Christ with others.

Are You a Mystic?

    “Wouldn’t it be great if God gave us a phone number we could use to talk with the Creator at any time?”  I joked with my friend Mary as we sipped coffee. “We’d each get a direct dial number for God. Whenever we felt sad or lonely, we’d dial our magic...

A Pathway to Easter Joy

A Pathway to Easter Joy

    I sat in church during Holy Week staring at the crucifix. As I pondered Christ’s death, a question arose in me, so I brought it to God. “How do we hold the painful reality of what happened on Good Friday and let it transform us so we can move into Easter...

Are You Wisdomous?

Are You Wisdomous?

    In the television show Friends, after dumping a barrage of advice upon Rachel, Phoebe, Ross, and Chandler, Joey proclaims, “I am pretty wisdomous!”   Joey’s that character we love to laugh at and with, and sometimes his simple logic makes sense....