Moving from the darkest of days to the light of Christmas.

During the dark, heavy days of late-fall and winter, I find myself retreating within, spending more time at home, often in contemplation. It’s the time of year when I enjoy curling up with a good book, though the types of books I read are different from other seasons. I’m attracted to stories that don’t just [Read More…]

The Secret of Life according to the Bhagavad Gita.

The Bhagavad Gita is an ancient Hindu spiritual text whose name means “the song of the Lord”. Hindus believe the book, which they often refer to as the Gita, contains “the direct message of God” and it is common to find it on bedside tables in hotels in India, much like we find the Bible in [Read More…]

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6o-Second Inspiration: The Prayer of Thanks.

The official day of “thanks” is now upon us and there’s no better time to add a prayer to your spiritual practice that can benefit you each and every day of the year. I call it the Prayer of Thanks and use it each morning to get my day off to the best possible start. For [Read More…]

How a “Pocket of Stillness” can help you find Inner Peace.

I just returned from a vacation in Key West and as a friend of mine once remarked, I felt totally relaxed the moment my feet hit the tarmac at the airport. There’s just something in the air there. Whatever worries or concerns you had when you left your city of origin seem to dissipate like [Read More…]

A 10-step guide to starting your own spiritual practice. (No church required.)

Are you serious about your spirituality? Would you belong to a church or religion if you could just find one that wasn’t tied to stale traditions and dogma or an out-of-touch holy book? It may be time to start your own spiritual practice. If you classify yourself as “spiritual but not religious”, you may have [Read More…]

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How to Become a Minister in the Church of Everyday Life.

You’re invited to join a church that’s unlike any other. It doesn’t have a set of rituals,  a holy book or even a physical address. It has no hierarchy either, because each congregation consists of only one member: You. I’m calling it the Church of Everyday Life. I got the idea from the late businessman and [Read More…]

The Miracle of Fatima: Was it the Virgin Mary or something stranger?

We all live day to day completely oblivious to the fact that we’re a part of a much larger and stranger reality than we can possibly imagine.  ~Blake Crouch There’s a thin veil that separates us from the world beyond and sometimes there’s a tear in that veil that shows us…something strange. And nowhere is [Read More…]

The importance of premonitions: and the 4 times you should pay attention to them.

Have you ever had a premonition? It’s the feeling that something good or bad is about to happen to you, often with specific details, that’s often so strong you just can’t shake it. In The Power of Premonitions by Larry Dossey, the author describes them this way: A premonition is literally a forewarning. It is a [Read More…]

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60-Second Inspiration: The Value of Praying for Nothing.

Each morning, I say the prayer of gratitude. Along with my early morning run, it’s one of the most important things I do all day. I give thanks for all the good things in my life—my family, my health, my home, the new day, and whatever new person or event that has come into my [Read More…]

Rewriting Jesus: A New Take on the Gospel of Matthew.

Earlier this year, Thomas Moore published The Book of Matthew: A New Translation with Commentary in which, as the title indicates, he reinterpreted one of the four Gospels. His aim was to make Matthew more accessible to the modern reader, improving “the flow” and using new words for a few key terms that he believed [Read More…]

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