The Best Version of Myself… What’s the recipe?

With vacation, a planned hike to the summit of St. Helen's, and a climbing project brewing that I'm excited about sharing later, I recently reread a book called "Bone Games: Extreme Sports, Shaminism, Zen, and the Search for Transcendence".  Rob opens with the story of his most desperate moment.  He's fallen, is seriously injured and stranded on a small ledge with hundreds of vertical feet below waiting to devour him when he tries to down climb - with his injury - in the dark - in the snow.  Not … [Read more...]

Pentecost…empowered for what?

This is the weekend of Pentecost in the church calendar year, which means it's the weekend we celebrate the church's receptivity of the Holy Spirit.  Just a few short weeks ago, the entire journalistic world was cooing over the May 21 predictions of the world's end, a subject to which Jesus spoke just before his physical departure so many years ago.  He made three things clear on that day:1. Nobody would be able to predict the date of Christ's establishment of the fulness of His kingdom.2. J … [Read more...]