Day Forty One – The Adventure Continues

I chose 41 Days initially to differentiate my view from Rick Warren’s Purpose Driven Life. For Warren, all the important things in our life have been chosen by God in advance. Discipleship is coloring inside the lines, and following explicitly directions. I see life as a holy adventure in which God promotes freedom and creativity. [Read More…]

Day Forty: Everything is Wrapped in God’s Embrace

God never loses anything. God’s adventure embraces and treasures us, and also the non-human world. We are forever in God’s care, for nothing that is loved is ever lost. God is the Great Soul, for whom life and death reveal an emerging evolving Love. Our loves grow with and in God now and forever. So, [Read More…]

Day Thirty Nine – With God as our Companion, We can Embrace the Mystery

Life is an adventure in which there is always more to discover about ourselves and the world. Every moment reveals the divine in God’s many-faceted revelation; no moment fully reveals the divine. You are a word of God. (Eckhardt) But, God has many other words, revelations, and spiritual paths than the one you are taking. [Read More…]

Day Thirty Eight: God is with Us in Our Grief

To live is to lose. This year, one of my dearest friends, something I’ve loved in a caring way for over forty years, died of cancer. I was stunned at the diagnosis and still struggle to imagine a world without my friend my blond, California friend Wendy. We boomers are discovering mortality, but so is [Read More…]

Day Thirty Seven: We Can Experience Grace in Every Season of Life

Nothing can separate us from the love of God. Love is an all-season virtue. Our love for our spouse, partner, children, and dear friends persists in health and illness, wealth and poverty. God is with us in the all the seasons of life, and we can creatively respond to God regardless of our life condition. [Read More…]

Day Thirty Six: God’s Love Embraces this Life and the Next

In the week ahead, we will consider the meaning of everlasting life. I prefer “everlasting” to “eternal” because the word implies growth and transformation, evolution and adventure. Life after death is not an escape, but a call to love God in the world of the flesh, seeking justice, peace, and beauty; working to heal this [Read More…]

Day Thirty Five: We May Forget, But God Never Forgets Us

We are well aware of our weakness at certain times of our lives. Sickness puts us on the sidelines and we wonder if our lives matter or if anyone will remember us. I believe God never forgets – God’s memory is loving memory, interpreting our lives through the lens of acceptance, forgiveness, and love. God [Read More…]