The Encouragement of Ducks

What is that? I squint into the darkness, trying to figure out what that thing bobbing in the river is.  I love the river at night.  Sometimes, when my soul is restless, the dog and I will walk down to the dock behind the municipal building and sit on the bench, watching the river gently... Continue Reading →

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Lectio Divina and the Rhythm of Life

Life is hurried and we rush through it, buzzing from one activity and requirement to the next.  And all too often, along the way, something unpleasant gets tossed into the mix that stirs up our souls and causes us spiritual restlessness.  It's important that we make time in our lives for God to speak to... Continue Reading →

How to Meditate Like A Christian Pro

As I've been journeying through this Easter season, two themes have surfaced:  1)  Living out loud (or losing my Christian anonymity); and, 2) meditating on Christ. My decision to live out loud has driven me to take public stands on things I may have supported more anonomously.  Of course, when a person decides she will... Continue Reading →

Do We Really Want To Be Angry?

Just this week I saw a variation of this slogan on the bumper of a car in front of me in traffic.  And I couldn't help but shake me head.  Is this really how we want to be known as a country?  A nation filled with angry people?  A nation that thrives on outrage? Anger... Continue Reading →

I Wish I Could Meditate Like My Cat

Today, I was drawn into a very public, very childish argument on Facebook.  With someone I don't even know.   I'm not going to lie... this has not been my proudest moment.  It all began the way so many social networking arguments begin:  I commented on someone else's post about something I'm very passionate about.  Someone... Continue Reading →

Learning Compassion

I know I'm a nerd, but I can't help but be fascinated by some of the brain science research being done today.  One studythat particularly intrigues me involved using a fMRI (functional magnetic resonance imaging) to measure the brain's activity of Tibetan monks who were meditating on compassion.  Now, meditating on compassion is something Tibetan... Continue Reading →

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