IF IT WERE YOU

Multiple people can do the same thing, say the same thing, seem to have the same attitude, or act in the same way, yet we treat them different dependent on who they are. Do we allow a behavior to trigger the same emotion regardless of who it is? Am I as irritated by the slowContinue reading “IF IT WERE YOU”

TRUST IN __________

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin captures an important aspect of faith in these lines from a prayer. Breathing in: Trust in . . . Breathing out: the slow work of God. How many of us remember to trust in the slow work of God?  Last year, one of my students said to me, “It sure wouldContinue reading “TRUST IN __________”

P is for Patience

  My inspiration for patience actually came from thinking about how some foods require patience in making them. My wife, who does not cook, discovered once that it takes patience to make something as simple as a quesadilla. Until she had to make one for herself, she did not realize how I patiently waited for eachContinue reading “P is for Patience”

Time, Discovery, and Patience

Have you ever had the privilege of watching something transform before your eyes. Perhaps you did not see this transformation immediately, but slowly and over time. This morning, I was reading a selection from Mark Neepo’s book The Book of Awakening. In his reflection for today, he wrote: I recently learned that the first formContinue reading “Time, Discovery, and Patience”

So you’re a loxsmith?

We were packing up our table at a healing and psychic fair when a couple, Jane and Charles, stopped by. I pulled out information to share with them and that was the beginning of an enjoyable and interesting conversation, which wound up with us talking about bagels, lox, and cream cheese. As those of youContinue reading “So you’re a loxsmith?”

What Makes Us Beautiful?

A few weeks ago, I received an email from my friend Jane Patterson, who lives in Australia. I like to say that Jane is one of the most beautiful spirits I will probably never meet. Jane told me about a woman, Natalie McComas, who was doing a photographic series called Beautiful in this Skin. AccordingContinue reading “What Makes Us Beautiful?”