About the Blog

The scholar Richard Geldard once said “We live in an elevated sense of wisdom only in rare moments.” Wake Up Call is about finding and sharing these moments of wisdom wherever they appear, whether it’s through the stories and philosophies of others or through personal anecdotes. My goal is to write columns that genuinely stir the soul and awaken the divine spirit that lives within all of us, helping readers find the clues to living a rich and meaningful life.

About the Author

Tom Rapsas is a blogger at the faith site Patheos where he has written the Wake Up Call column since 2012. He has also written for Contemplative Journal and Elephant Journal. He is the author of the spiritual fable Thaddeus Squirrel and the book Life Tweets. Wake Up Call, the book, will be published in 2023 by Wildhouse Publications. Tom lives at the Maryland Eastern Shore with his wife and and a small herd of cats. You can reach him at tomrapsas@gmail.com or via Twitter @TomRapsas.

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