Yoga Class Reprise – Touching Each Other’s Lives

Today I returned to my favorite yoga class to celebrate the two-month anniversary of my surgery. At my last pre-surgery class in early January, two people made unhelpful comments which I wrote about here. This time the instructor welcomed me … Continue reading

New Years and Resolutions – Do You Make Them?

The start of a new year is like an odometer rolling to the next ten thousand mile marker. There’s a big number followed by a slew of zeroes, and you don’t know where you will travel before the next rollover. … Continue reading

I Missed the Graveyard – A Look Back at My Time in Seminary

If asked to list my dreams for the future as an adolescent, attending seminary would not have been one of them. Partly because it was not an option at the seminaries I would have wanted to attend; mostly because it … Continue reading

Creating space for spiritual seeking and seekers – what would you recommend?

Imagine you’re sitting for the final exam in your seminary class on evangelism. One of the questions for the essay portion of the test is the following: Develop a plan for a year-round retreat center, and formulate a general outline … Continue reading

Transformation and Positive Change: Two Movies Show It Well

Frigid weather with sub-zero temps, the snow machine stuck “on”, and evenings where darkness sets in early are prime conditions for hunkering down and watching movies.  Add Netflix streaming available in front of my couch, multiple releases in theaters I … Continue reading

Blind Men and Elephant Parable

            When I first heard the “Blind Men and Elephant” parable used as a teaching illustration, I looked on the observations of the sightless individuals with a hint of derision. I thought, “If only they could … Continue reading