February 21 , 2022 /

SPIRIT HEALTH

For whatever reason, the Greek word pneuma (πνεῦμα) came into my mind one morning recently on awakening.  You will recognize the English words pneumatic and pneumonia both of which have to do with air.  Pneumatic tools are driven by compressed air and pneumonia is characterized by infected lungs thus affecting our ability to breathe.  Pneuma

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February 3 , 2022 /

TRUST WITHOUT KNOWING

While I was walking one morning recently, meditating while walking, highly recommended by the late Thich Nhat Hanh, I recalled several times in my life when I stepped into a new experience without knowing what the outcome might be. I was leaving the old and familiar behind and setting off on a new path, a

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January 27 , 2022 /

LIVING IN UNPRECEDENTED TIMES

Or perhaps even better, living through unprecedented times, in a world on fire where the crisis du jour is served up every day on MSM, one may begin to wonder, is it just me?   Or do others see what I see? On one hand is distress caused by those who would prefer something other than

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January 20 , 2022 /

GETTING BACK ON TRACK, AGAIN

As some of you who connect with me and follow me know, I was thrown off track on December 31, 2021, with an uninvited intruder, the Omicron Variant of the Covid 19 Pandemic.   I made a trip to our local ER where the good folks working New Year’s Eve gave me some tests, several medications

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December 29 , 2021 /

MANY SIDES OF ONE

I am a son, a grandson, a brother, a husband, a father, a cousin, an uncle, a brother-in-law, son-in-law and a grandfather. I have been or I am a student, a pastor, a psychologist, a psychotherapist, a professor, an instructor, a teacher, a department head, a coach, a principal, a head of school, a trustee,

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December 3 , 2021 /

MOMENTS BEING IN THE ETERNAL NOW

An early morning walk, on a path, through the trees, along a river, winding this way and that, soft steps in sandy soil underfoot, a few yellow leaves starting to fall from the cottonwood trees. Aware of a slight, cool breeze from the south until turning north, occasional warm sun coming through the treetops.  Two

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