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 […]

Dolce far Niente – The Art of Doing Nothing

One of my favorite Italian sayings is “Dolce far Niente”, which means “the sweetness of doing nothing.” It does not mean being lazy, it is referring to the pleasure one gets from being idle. … Dolce far Niente is something Italians embrace and something they do very well.  Maybe this is why I LOVE Italy […]

Firsts

First impressions First love First day of First born First (fill in the blank) What do you feel when you hear “the first?” What comes to your mind? Do you feel happy or maybe hopeful? Or can hearing this make you disappointed or depressed? I believe there are certain words that hold power and “the […]

Doubting Thomas; Are you half full or half empty?

John 20:24-29 New International Version (NIV) Jesus Appears to Thomas 24 Now Thomas (also known as Didymus[a]), one of the Twelve, was not with the disciples when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord!” But he said to them, “Unless I see the nail marks in his hands and put […]

Compassionate Service

Recall the face of the poorest and the weakest man whom you may have seen, and ask yourself, if the step you contemplate is going to be of any use to him… Will it restore him to a control over his own life and destiny? Will it lead to self-rule for the hungry and spiritually […]

FOMO

In my meditation this morning I chose to listen to Tamara Levitt on my Calm App.  She let me through 10 minutes of quiet mediation and ended with some wise words on FOMO; the fear of missing out.  I found myself wanting to jump out of my chair with each point she raised.  “YES! YES! […]