If I were a cow I would roam beneath a mountain and drink from a cool stream. If I were an Arrowleaf flower I would grow on a mountain hillside and smile proudly at the hikers passing by. If I were the remains of… Continue Reading “Praise for the Mountain”
It wasn’t a Sunday morning. It was a Thursday evening. I sat on a wooden pew where, beneath my feet in the 1800’s, slaves had congregated to worship in a hole made of dirt. On April 27th, at that same location, I was inside the Simpson… Continue Reading “A plea for humanity — Will you join me at the river?”
As many of you know, I consider myself more “spiritual” than religious. I have not attended a church, for various reasons, in many years. I did grow up in a Lutheran church – baptized, confirmed and married in the same one. I also know… Continue Reading “The Ultimate Sign of Compassion”
As I sit here researching human rights, including the treatment of immigrants, the poor, the oppressed, I am reminded of my spirituality and the religions that are based on LOVE. One Christian song goes like this: Jesus loves the little children All the children of the world… Continue Reading “If you are a Christian”
Yesterday, when speaking with a friend of mine about the 1960’s, he showed me this famous photo. “And to think,” he said, “that when Jim Lovell took this amazing photo of earth, we were there.” That thought was powerful for me. If you were… Continue Reading “Astronaut Jim Lovell’s idea of heaven”
but can’t because we are mere Shadows of ourselves. Aren’t we all, at times?
This man, Chris Hageseth, my writing and editing buddy, has Parkinson’s Disease. Instead of giving in to it, he redefines it. Chris is “The Director of the Parkinson’s Disease Support Group, a retired psychiatrist, author and an outspoken activist on sweating out Parkinson’s disease… Continue Reading “Redefining Disease”