What We Learn From Despair

I always find it interesting to watch what the media pays attention to. Recently we’ve witnessed the horror and the shame of what took place in Ferguson Missouri, as a result of one police officer’s decision to shoot – and ultimately kill – Michael Brown, an 18-year-old unarmed black man. It was a horrendous act, [Read More...]

The Perils of Blindness

One of the things people often ask me is: how did I go from being a farmer to being a spiritual leader. It all sounds so high-falutin. And even mentioning it makes me somewhat uncomfortable. And yet the question is asked of me again and again. The reason I think people are so curious is [Read More...]

Living With Instability

It has been said that the only constant is change. That’s a paradox, but quite true. We humans are linear time beings. We tend to fret about what happened in the past and worry about what is to occur in the future. But in truth we have only the present since the past is gone [Read More...]

We Can’t Whine Our Way to Happiness

We’ve heard it before. Most if not all of us have done it before. What is “it”? It’s whining for what we want. Fill in the blank anyway you choose: I wanna new job. I wanna new boyfriend. I wanna a new/young/slimmer body. Whine, whine, whine! (Be sure to look pathetic while you’re whining – [Read More...]

Anticipatory Conflict

As a licensed social worker in clinical practice I’m familiar with the term “anticipatory grief.” As a son who was his father’s caregiver for nearly three years, including two years of hospice care, I can appreciate this on a very personal level. Week after week of wondering when my father was going to make his [Read More...]

A Living Idea

A living idea in the Mind of God has inherent in it everything required to grow and flourish. It does not require you, me or anyone else to maintain it. It derives all of its requirements from First Cause, Spirit. On more than one occasion in my life I have struggled and fought to maintain [Read More...]


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