The Holy “Huh!”


I used to be more easily triggered by things, more reactive, and generally more anxious and frustrated. Things have been shifting for me though. I'm now more unflappable, more intentionally active on my own terms, and generally more calm and reasonably content.One of the practices that has helped is to name, own, and state my feelings.Another practice is centering prayer which has me setting aside time regularly to just "sit and be" with God in silence. It's quality time with the … [Read more...]

Holy Yogi Jesus was a Walrus. And so are you.


I recently stayed awake all night pondering Jesus’ farewell address, especially his prayer to God on behalf of the rest of humanity, in John chapter 17. I’ve been reading it with fresh eyes and my. mind. has. blown. …“Father, the hour has come. Glorify your Son, that your Son may glorify you. 2 For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. 3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you … [Read more...]

“Pressure Pots”: a poetic repsonse to Boston & West, Texas tragedies


“doo doo doo do-do do. do.doo doo doo do-do do. do.”david and freddie knew.they knew about the pressure that comes down on me and youand through their song, we were blessed with a pop witness to theterror of knowing what this world’s all honored the good friends who scream “let me out!”that witness is oh so an age when thousands follow the vapid, overly positive tweets and twitters of radiant yogis and yoginis and the syrupy feel-good platitudes … [Read more...]