Category Archives: Spiritual

Morning Communion

Allow me to shed concern for the sake of communion—in the heartland of the soul’s silence. May this reverence slip seamlessly like pearls of dew onto the day. With deepening devotion, missteps grow meaningless. The path overflows: a domed luminosity that contains and leads on. … Continue reading

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Following God

When attachment gives way to following, intimacy with the moment ensues—a sacred place, where meaning and purpose come through faith. Following sparks a wellspring in response to God’s calling: This is the unfolding to which I yield; tomorrow is unspoken … Continue reading

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Presence of a Son, January 17

Today, my son, Chris, would have turned thirty-seven. In the morning, I bought flowers and put them in a vase that Chris had given. Later, I stepped out for a walk, a glorious January day—windswept and brilliant. On the walk … Continue reading

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In Celebration

Eleven years ago, my son, Chris, died on a mountainside, pursuing his passion. On this anniversary day, I reflect on the blessing of his presence—God’s precious miracle. God may take a life but never the love, which is the gist of relationship. What … Continue reading

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Acceptance Brings Surrender

Upon awakening, in communion with God, I acknowledge that my trials are not yet over. Peace and equilibrium are not yet perfected in this earthly life. The field of contending forces is life’s natural bent, as I reach for the … Continue reading

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The Grace of Time

This is a rewrite of an earlier piece, more as a poem: Moving with momentum through the still frames of circumstance, life acquires grace. Through time’s orchestration of ever-changing tones, I step to the threshold in a spirit of participation. … Continue reading

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Musings for a New Year

Upon picking up my pen in the New Year, the words that came were: first thoughts are best thoughts. On the first day of the year, I recall the verse from John 8:12: When Jesus spoke again he said, “I … Continue reading

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