Spirituality

What Is God’s Love Like?

July 6, 2008 - that was the day Michael popped into my eHarmony inbox.  You have a match waiting for you.  If you’ve ever been on eHarmony, or any dating website, then you know that those words are enough to fill you with hope and dread all at the same time. Before I tell you what happened next, I should rewind a little. In July 2008, I was...

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Come Awake
Come Awake

"How are you?" -- How many times have you heard that today? Often asking someone how they are has become such a routine part of conversation that hardly anybody stops and listens.  Whether you are at work strapped in meetings or lounging at home straddled between your couch and your fridge, what goes on inside your heart is an important matter....

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In Search of the Christmas Spirit
In Search of the Christmas Spirit

The holidays can be challenging. If you need someone to talk to, come talk to a mentor. One Christmas, I came across an article in a local newspaper by an articulate columnist named Bill Johnson. His column was titled, "A Lesson in Catching the Christmas Spirit." Johnson began his search for the Christmas spirit at the Christmas tree lots,...

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Great Expectations for Christmas
Great Expectations for Christmas

Christmas is loaded with expectations, isn't it? Christmas shopping, decorating and entertaining. Typically we knock ourselves out trying to make it the "perfect" Christmas. And year after year we end up with the same empty feeling, like Christmas wasn't as personally fulfilling as we'd hoped. Why is that? Let's look at a few of our expectations. ...

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Religion: Why it isn’t Working
Religion: Why it isn't Working

If billions of people all around the world claim to believe in God, why is the world so messed up? That's the central question David Nasser asks in this thought-provoking video. Born in Iran, David fled the country with his family in 1979 when revolution broke out. His life journey took him away from religion and back again. In this video, he...

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Feeling Grief
Feeling Grief

Grieving is a unique experience. It’s a process that is as individual as the people it affects. Oh yes, there are predictable stages … but the experience of loosing someone  dear to you is truly a very personal journey. Recently I said goodbye to my dear Dad. It’s hard to believe it was only a couple of months ago. I’ve processed a lot...

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Five Things Science Can’t Explain
Five Things Science Can't Explain

How to fill the void and find purpose. Science has contributed innumerable benefits to human life on planet Earth. We should be deeply grateful for the hard work of scientists who dedicate their lives to loyal study of this discipline and the advantages scientific advances grant us. Due to its success, there is often a tendency to think that...

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Expectations of the Season
Expectations of the Season

What does the Christmas season promise you this year? We all have an expectation even if we rarely pull it out to look at it. For some it’s the expectation of a credit card bill that takes too long to pay. Others dream of just the perfect gift to buy. Some dread to go shopping. Some delight in family visits that are all too rare. Others...

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