Day Thirty Two: I Can Experience Peace amid the Storms of Life

Scott Peck once noted that “life is difficult,” and I agree. In the course of a lifetime, I have faced job loss, economic uncertainty, and serious illness in my family, and the death of both parents. Yes, life is difficult but we can respond creatively to the stresses of life. We can experience peace amid [Read More...]

Day Thirty One: We Share in God’s Healing Touch

Touch can heal and transform. The Spirit is embodied and the body is inspired. Healthy, welcome touch can energize, empower, and calm. We can share God’s healing energy with one another. Touch can heal. The largest organ of our body (skin) needs healing and affirming touch. Prayerfully connected with God, our touch can bring healing [Read More...]

Day Thirty: Glorify God in Your Body

The body is described as the “temple of God.” This means that our care for our physical well-being is an ethical as well as spiritual issue. What we eat, our patterns of exercise, rest, prayer, and meditation are all part of our spiritual adventure. Each person’s path to wholeness is unique, but overall well-being involves [Read More...]

Day Twenty Nine: Love God in the World of the Flesh

In his Advent Oratorio, W.H. Auden counsels “love him [God] in the world of the flesh.” God’s world is beautiful and deserves our love and appreciation. The apostle Paul describes the body as the temple of the Spirit and invites us to glorify God in our bodies. There are many ways to glorify God in [Read More...]

Day Twenty Eight: I Praise God with All Creation

Creation is alive with beauty and praise. Let all things praise God. Praise is the recognition of the holiness and beauty of life, and the abundant creativity of God. In God, we live and have our being. Praise affirms are connectedness with the Life Giver and the Life All Around Us. Praise orients us toward [Read More...]

Day Twenty Seven: I Walk in Beauty Every Day

A Native American prayer asserts: I walk with beauty before me. I walk with beauty behind me. I walk with beauty above me. I walk with beauty below me. I walk with beauty all around me. Your world is so beautiful, O God! In that same spirit, the philosopher Alfred North Whitehead affirms that the [Read More...]

Day Twenty-Six: Our Well-being Involves the Non-human as well as Human Worlds

Psalm 150 says “let everything that breathes praise God!” Holistic and adventurous spirituality embraces all creation and sees God’s presence in all things. God’s omnipresence means that God is inspiring and energizing the non-human as well as human worlds. We are called to heal the earth, not just human relationships. Romans 8 proclaims that “creation” [Read More...]

We are One in Spirit

There is no “other.” While each of us is unique and experiences the world from a unique and unrepeatable perspective, we are all intimately related. The whole universe, as philosopher Alfred North Whitehead asserts, conspires to create each moment of experience. And each moment of our lives shapes our future and the future of our [Read More...]

Day Twenty Four: We Serve God by Serving Others

In the Holy Adventure, there is no ultimate distinction between loving God and loving our neighbor, including the non-human neighbor. In loving God, we gain a perspective on life that takes us beyond individualistic self-interest to care for the whole, even when it means personal sacrifice. In loving the neighbor, I bring greater beauty to [Read More...]

Our Vocation is to be God’s Companion in Healing the World

In the Jewish tradition, the words “tikkun olam” mean repairing or mending the world. What we do really matters. Each act brings and detracts from the beauty of the world. In an open universe in which the future awaits our decisions, our calling is to companion with God in healing the world. In the interdependence [Read More...]


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