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Spirituality

Nov 30, 2022

What the Shepherds Saw When the Light Shone Upon Them

"What really is going on at that moment, which so grips the artist’s imagination, moving him to bend every effort of will and skill to re-produce, under the sign of paint, the precise reaction of the shepherds on first seeing the Holy Infant? "

What the Shepherds Saw When the Light Shone Upon Them

Nov 30, 2022

The Leading Player of Memories

Maybe that’s what Judy Garland meant in “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” when she sang “we’ll have to muddle through somehow?”

The Leading Player of Memories

Oct 15, 2022

St. Paul’s Lord’s Prayer

“But deliver us from evil,” this last verse is the key to entire prayer.

St. Paul’s Lord’s Prayer

Oct 15, 2022

That Time You Saw Dead People--What's so scary about that?

What scared me was that something I never thought was possible just might be.

That Time You Saw Dead People--What's so scary about that?

Oct 15, 2022

Prayer for Forgiveness of Self in Difficult Times

Prayer for Forgiveness of Self in Difficult Times

Sep 1, 2022

Judas Taught Me the Beatitudes

This nasty turn unnerved me, so I gathered myself together and drew a table with my comfortable beatitudes on one side and my uncomfortable ones on the other...

Judas Taught Me the Beatitudes

Sep 1, 2022

Serenity Prayer

Is the Sermon ‘in the can’ after all?

Serenity Prayer

Sep 1, 2022

BeHukkotai: Why Land is Different

Land is imbued with holiness, which means that, like God, it is beyond human measures of usefulness or control.

BeHukkotai: Why Land is Different

Sep 1, 2022

Prayer to Combat Disillusionment in Faith

For when you've lost the expectation of God in your life

Prayer to Combat Disillusionment in Faith

Jul 13, 2022

The People's Creed

But did you know that a 6th century Irish poet developed his own version of a ‘creed’…which I have named, the People’s Creed?

The People's Creed

Jul 5, 2022

Teaching Physics in the 21st Century

Schools will soon be reopening with kids returning to begin a new school year. Now is the time to begin thinking about the fall curriculum. In this article, we outline a 10-unit physics curriculum for grades four through eight, all based on The Yellow Submarine.

Teaching Physics in the 21st Century

May 29, 2022

Messengers Among Us

If God sent His only Son to earth, not just to save us from our sins, but because He knew how difficult it was for humans to believe in something we cannot see, why wouldn’t He still use that tactic today? Knowing our vulnerabilities, understanding us the way a parent understands their child, why wouldn’t God send us messages through people we trust?

Messengers Among Us

May 29, 2022

Drumming to Inner Peace

The biggest connection I made between music and spirituality was that they both focus on the present moment. When I managed to stay in the present moment in both the song and in life, I realized there was no time for anxiety.

Drumming to Inner Peace

May 29, 2022

Being a Faith Chaplain in a Secular World

As a chaplain, I am allowed to talk about faith or pray with a client if that is what he or she wants. Like many people in our secular and even religious society, I am to be there for ‘those of all faiths or none.’

Being a Faith Chaplain in a Secular World

May 29, 2022

Prayer For Resting in God's Timing, Ways, and Rhythm

My timing can lead to stress and striving, but God says not so fast, my daughter.

Prayer For Resting in God's Timing, Ways, and Rhythm

How to educate and evangelize in the “valley of the shadow of death," plus, original prayers and meditations as well as reflections on published prayers