Archives for 2009

Sacred Space

Sacred SpaceJeremy and I are national park disciples. We visit them any chance we get, and often go out of our way to experience one. It is always worth it. Always.  As we watch Ken Burn’s new documentary, “National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” its fun to say, “hey, we’ve been there!” over and over again.Just to give you some insight as to the spiritual value of our parks system—and this film—the first episode is entitled “The Scripture of Nature.”The film is full of historical reference, f … [Read more...]

The New West

You had a dream, didn't you?Blame it on Clint Eastwood, Zane Grey, or Miss Kitty.  You had a dream about the wild, wild, west. Now here you are, living in Phoenix, your shoes melting to the pavement as we speak, and no way to get the ice cream home before it melts.  Furthermore, you are surrounded on every side by Targets (and not the shooting kind), Starbucks and strip malls. Not cowboy in sight. Nor a cow, for that matter.What was it all about, anyway, that westward moving dream you had? … [Read more...]