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Recently on a crowded continental flight from Atlanta to Portland, I was seated at the window, and on the aisle of my row was a young man in his early 20′s. He was a nice enough lad, said he was in nursing school, wanted to talk. As I didn’t choose to chat, I read my [...]
“The Judeo-Christian tradition gives us the Sabbath, a sense of sacred time in which to be, to listen, to be personal and not to “work at it.” The Sabbath idea is that at least one-seventh of your life needs to be fallow, useless, empty and expectant…” –Richard Rohr, The Price of Peoplehood As religious leaders [...]
As members of the Central Oregon Community Fire Circle sat around the fire in my backyard last night and shared sweetness, pain, laughter and large doses of love, I was thinking about the meaning of ‘church’. A couple of the members of the community, both under 20 years old, stayed after the circle broke up [...]
(Formerly called: The lights are on but nobody’s home..earth without humans would recover) “I no longer believe in the anthropocentric myth of the end of the world. There is every likelihood that we humans will destroy ourselves, but not creation. Creations has an infinite capacity to co-create.” –Diarmuid O’Murchu in Evolutionary Faith Author Alan Weisman [...]
I was drawn recently to an old book on my bookshelf to read once again. It is The Wisdom of the Dream about the world of the great man himself, Carl Jung. It reminded me of the exciting journey into the subconscious world of dreams with all of its symbols, mystery and wisdom. In a [...]
Tim Black, father of two daughters, Courtney and Taylor, taught hundreds of high school students in Stuart, Florida for over 25 years. He is now retired, writing stories and living his life simply. Tim’s daughter Taylor died in 2001 of a brain tumor at the age of 18. The work of this stage of his [...]
About Al: Al spent the first part of his career as an attorney for the Colorado Public School system. Through life events and wishing for a different perspective, Al became the Executive Director of the Colorado Hospice Organization and served that organization well for 7 years. Al has returned to the field of law as [...]