We Can Only be Sure of Two Facts and One Question

And a single breath contains them all.

Did Christmas Teach Us Anything?

Watch for the many-faced Face.

When God was a Big Old Man in the Sky, Part 3

Perhaps God is not a noun, a thing; but rather a verb, a happening, a process.

When God Was a Big Old Man in the Sky, Part 2

Sometimes you have to go into the wilderness.

When God was a Big Old Man in the Sky, Part 1

The continuous search for Something More

Navigating Life via the Stars of Detail

Are you unsure how to navigate your life? Notice the details.

What is the Measure of a Life?

How do we measure our lives?

The First-Time Face of Astonishment

There is hope at the heart of astonishment.

Searching for More More Time

More more time is here, now.

Listening With Your 'All-of-Me'

Really good listening has little to do with your ears.

Zen and the Art of Herding Cats

Finding the present moment may involve herding some cats.

What the Heck is Beauty, Anyway?

Maybe beauty is found in "suchness."

What Do You Do When Hope Shows Up?

When hope shows up, support it however you can.

What Do I Need in Order to Live the Way I Want?

There is an "in spite of" quality to pursuing what is most important in life.

Embracing the Fear at the Heart of Depression

Depression can make you tumble and fall as well as climb and grow.

The Last Letter My Grandmother Ever Wrote

The trick is to live more watchfully.

God is a Verb

God happens in, through, around, and between us.

Never Close Your Eyes

If you close your eyes, you won't be able to see.

In Grief "Moving on" May Not Always Be the Solution

When a parent loses a child, there is no "moving on," but there is "living with.

Is 75 the Right Age to Die?

Simply stated, we are going to die, not theoretically, but actually.

So, What is Faith Anyway?

Faith is leaping even when no net is visible. In the leaping, the Invisible is made visible.

When the Word Doesn't Become Flesh

What happens when your work doesn't come to fruition? When "process" doesn't lead to "product"? When journey and destination don't meet?

If We Didn't Show Up, What Would We Miss?

During life's transitions, how present we are matters.

When Death Comes Too Slowly

It is difficult to watch a parent who is ready, willing, but not able to die.

When the Bright Lights of Retirement Dim

In retirement, when the luster of not working wears off, the trick is finding something to do that is meaningful to you.

"What Did God Say?"

In spiritual matters, to listen while “not knowing” is essential. To listen closely is to wait; it is to be open; it is to be patient; it is to attend; it is to be present; it is to trust the silence as much as the words; it is to allow what seems like darkness to reveal its light.

Have I Ever Had a Mystical Experience?

Noticing is at the heart of mystical experience. Often what we must notice are the most mundane things.

"A Dandelion Is a Dandelion Is a..."

I don’t remember when the transformation occurred and these tiny flowers became mere weeds, something to be chopped into submission rather than appreciated or celebrated.

It Takes a Lot to Plant and Harvest Meaning

The long view of life's meaning often begins when there is nothing much to see.

Nothing Like a Good Wrestling Match...With God No Less

We all need a place where we can wrestle with ourselves and with life's meaning.