CULTURE

CULTURE

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about things that are passed down to us. Culture is a chosen way of life that is passed down from family to family. As family culture is passed down, some people may adhere to it (whether it’s good or bad) while others may reject it and...
Finding A Desire For God

Finding A Desire For God

Desire. A loaded word. Desire suggests passion, romance and pleasure; or it can evoke cravings, shame and unmet longings. We might describe our desire as a hunger, itch, thirst, drive or yearning. Americans, searching for significance, long for the freedom to express...
Why Sabbath?

Why Sabbath?

Don’t you love a good savasana? The soothing music, perhaps some calming touch, and a time to quiet the hustle and bustle of our busy minds…there is nothing we need to accomplish in that moment, and there is time to talk to God. I can’t help but recognize the...
Speaking Words Of Wisdom

Speaking Words Of Wisdom

“You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube.” When I was an elementary school counselor, we used this metaphor to teach children that once words left their mouth, they were impossible to put back.Just like with words, some people squeeze the tube a little bit and...
Exploring Delight In A Harsh World

Exploring Delight In A Harsh World

“That was delightful!” is a phrase I don’t hear much. It sounds like something a character in a Jane Austen novel would say at the end of a picnic with parasols and tea, doesn’t it? In the South, where I was born, we would often say “that did my heart good” or she was...
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