5 Ways to Get Outdoors More This Summer

You can add serenity to your life and connect more closely with God’s creation by getting little doses of nature whenever you can; and then, once in a while, really break away for a restorative vacation. Here are 5 ways of getting back to nature. [Read more…]

The Work of His Hands: A reflection on Psalm 19:2

Today’s daily meditation in Living Faith on Psalm 19 is one of mine: “the firmament proclaims his handiwork.” Read my reflection on encountering God in nature. This coming spring weekend, you can be certain I’ll be outdoors encountering God’s handiwork. [Read more…]

Starting Anew

The vernal equinox and the Persian/Iranian New Year Nowrooz are today (March 20) and, where I live in the American Northeast, the annual cycle of natural rebirth is starting to Spring into high gear. This is the time of Easter and Passover too. Christianity offers us the opportunity to start anew — demands it of us! Whether it’s a full blown conversion, an annual renewal along with the rest of the church community at Easter, or an individual act of confession and rededication at any time, Christians have many ways to turn around (con-vert) and get back on the path at any time. My own life has been shaped by several conversions… [Read more…]

Tips for dealing with the shorter days of winter

Everyone is affected by the seasons. That’s not a disorder. That’s being human. As the nights grow longer, check out these great tips for dealing with the shorter days of winter. [Read more…]

How Sweet to Do Nothing

Our new level of connectedness is a wonderful thing — perhaps the greatest blessing technology has brought us. But it has created a new problem. In this hyper-connected world, time in which you can do nothing is rare. Despite how highly I value and seek out serenity, I am linked continuously to my workplace and other obligations, so it’s all too easy to feel pressured by the things I could be doing. I want to talk with you about doing nothing. [Read more…]