National Be With God Day

Reposted from 2019 On July 17, you should have eaten a Hot Dog while getting a Tattoo. You should have done this because that day was both National Hot Dog Day and National Tattoo Day. Recently, I was trying to explain Mardi Gras, Ash Wednesday, Lent, and Bastille Day to one of our daughters. As... Continue Reading →

I Need More Play In My Life

Wednesday mornings are my writing days. This is the day that I try to bang out a blog post from start to finish. I didn't do that this Wednesday. What did I do instead? I researched and filled out my NCAA Tournament brackets. Is there value in play as a spiritual practice or is that... Continue Reading →

How Would Jesus Use A Smart Phone?

Just as hurry has made the present a place that few people are satisfied living in, technology and its communicative ability to transport us digitally someplace else and with someone else has made us more and more distant from the people who may need us right where we are. Mark Galli, in a piece entitled... Continue Reading →

How To Make Spiritual Goals Stick

Why do so many New Year's Resolutions fail? Because most of the people who make them change nothing about their life in order to reach their goal. You might be saying, "Isn't change what all resolutions are all about?" The path that most people take when adopting a New Year's Resolution is to make it... Continue Reading →

Making All Things New – Hacked

Henri Nouwen, for all of his scholarship and academic pedigree, was a master at taking aspects of the spiritual life and making them accessible and appealing. I have read his book, The Way of the Heart, many times and his Return of the Prodigal Son is one of my all time favorite books. I have... Continue Reading →

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