Last week, I had an amazing opportunity to spend the week in Washington, DC, learning about Spirituality in Nature. As many of you know, I love being out in the woods, on the lakes and in the mountains, because those are among the places where I feel incredibly connected to God, to my spirituality. And at first, I was hesitant: DC is a sprawling city, with roads and buildings and new developments being built everywhere you go. How would I be able to find the natural world lik
When I was a small boy, every Saturday morning, my father would tell me to get dressed because we were going on an adventure. He’d load me up in that big sedan or station wagon, and he never really had to tell me where we were going — I don’t know if he always knew — and I never really needed to ask. We would just start driving out of our town and into the mountains, taking backroads that to this day, many of them I can’t remember how to get to. We would fish, we would hike,
I didn’t set out to hold our new member meeting on the same day as both Trinity Sunday and Peace with Justice Sunday. Trinity Sunday is simply when we talk about the oneness of our identity within the Triune God: The Father or Mother, if you prefer, Jesus, Spirit as one. Peace with Justice Sunday is our effort to spread peace and encourage cooperation here and around the world. We cannot talk about any of these without understanding our connectedness to one another through ou
A friend of mine was born in a poor suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. Her family composed a single mom and an older brother. As a child, she didn’t have much, and was forced to — unfortunately like so many children in this world — grow up too fast. The stress of being a single mother living in poverty was too much for my friend’s mother, and she watched helplessly as her mom began to slowly lose her mind. First debilitating anxiety, then depression, and, ultimately, having to be in
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