Category: Spiritual Developments

Not Always About Us

September 13, 2011
I read this quote recently by a woman named, Evelyn Underhill, who is a great female scholar of mysticism, and it got me thinking about a few things.  It goes as...

Embracing the Sabbath

July 5, 2011
Sundays for me have always been different.  I was raised in a church-going family and there were never any questions as to where we were going on Sunday morning and...


May 16, 2011
I am a Detroit Tigers fan.  Yes, I admit it, I love the Tigers.  That is a baseball team for those who are not fans.  As any true baseball fan...

Suffering to Healing

April 18, 2011
I spent the weekend with the flu.  Not that this is anything that you necessarily wanted to know, but it really is how I spent the last two days.  Without...

Who’s in Charge Here?

March 21, 2011
It doesn’t take long once you hear the newscasts and read the papers to figure out that we live in chaotic times.  Japan’s tragedy, Libya’s upheaval, gas prices skyrocketing, and...

The Art of Waiting

March 1, 2011
Waiting is not something we, as Americans, do well at.  I know I am making a generalization, but our society has become more and more “instant” so we do not...

Reflections at a Funeral

February 21, 2011
Funerals are always sobering and cause a deeper and more poignant reflection on life, death, and the significance of relationships.  The funeral that I attended on February 12th was all...

Christmas Time

December 20, 2010
Christmas time is always fraught with peril.  Not the physical peril of a military man or woman, but it’s loaded with emotional battles and relational pitfalls.  I think that it’s...

Free Will and the Sovereignty of God

November 15, 2010
Every two years I have to confess that I am captured by the elections and the drama of the spirited contest between two or three individuals who wish to hold...

Are you there God?

June 8, 2010
Have you ever had times in your life when everything seems to be going wrong?  You stop, reevaluate, try to find a silver lining, and then realize that everything is...
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