The dangers of treating your spiritual growth as a goal

“Slow down.” “Yield.” “Stop ahead.” Last week, my brother and I went on a snowboarding trip to Whistler, B.C. Along the way, we hit a lot of road construction and the requisite traffic signs telling drivers to take their time as they made their journey north. And I got impatient. Don’t worry, I didn...


Gratitude: Why, how and what!

When you rise in the morning, give thanks for the light, for your life, for your strength. Give thanks for your food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason to give thanks, the fault lies in yourself. — Tecumseh,  a Native American leader of the Shawnee My friend Lindsay recently did a blog...


What I’m listening to: May 10, 2013

Nowadays, idolatry assumes a kind of form of projection. In other words, we project onto something the hope that by believing in it or by having a lot of it, that will grant us some kind of secular salvation. I think at root, idolatry is a flight from life itself. When we are comfortable with the id...


Happy Easter!

“[On meditation:] If you are a Christian, think of the Christ, who came not to be served by others but to serve them in joy, in peace, and in generosity. For these things, these are not mere words, but acts, which go all the way, right up to their last breath. Even their death is a gift, and resurre...


If it doesn’t challenge you…

…it doesn’t change you. “Difficulties strengthen the mind, as labor does the body.” ― Lucius Annaeus Seneca People love inspirational stories. I’m sure you’ve heard of that one story where someone has a disability, a handicap, a disadvantage, but then overcomes it and becomes...