The State of Grace

We all know the acronym GRACE – God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense. But what does that mean? How do you translate that into your life? What are God’s riches that we receive because of Jesus’ death on the cross at Easter? I am asking myself just as I am asking you to meditate and journal […]

Enter 2021

Yesterday I chose to spend 5 hours on zoom with people from all over the world – all on a path to better themselves and the communities they live in. A movement to raise the vibration of love and a spirit of giving and service. One of my mentors is Brendon Burchard. I only found […]

The Seeds We Plant

In my variety of readings this Christmas Eve morning, I read Seth Godin’s blog post about “the seeds we plant.” It resonated with me on many levels. I know many of us feel that 2020 was a horrible, even wasted year, but that may not be true. Yes, schedules were interrupted, goals revised or thrown […]

To Roll the Stone off the Heart

Jesus said, “I have come that you may have life and have it more abundantly.” Is this the life you want?  I know I do. Jesus’ life is a blueprint of how we are asked to live.  John O’Donohue wrote, “Jesus never avocated a life that confined itself with safe, complacent walls.” Jesus called people […]

Thoughts on Happiness

George Orwell said, “Happiness can only exist in acceptance.” Happiness and self acceptance go hand in hand.  You enjoy as much happiness as you believe you are worthy of.  Self acceptance is unconditional.  Taking a long, hard look at yourself and seeing the original truth of who YOU are.  It’s important to recognize weaknesses and […]

Sermon on the Mat #6: Tonglen

Tonglen is a Tibetan Buddhist practice. It takes the typically egoic way of wanting to avoid pain and gravitate towards pleasure, and turns it on its head. Instead, we learn to breathe in what’s uncomfortable and painful in the world, and breathe out blessings, comfort and happiness. Tonglen meditation is truly transformative, putting into perspective […]

I am a Christian who practices Yoga

I am a Christian who practices yoga daily. There is a belief that you can’t be a faithful Christian and practice yoga. This saddens me greatly.  As with anything, it is a matter of intentionality.  I have done a lot of reading on this topic over the last two years and have contemplated on the […]