Countdown To 2020

I’ve always loved those trendy Advent calendars. You know the ones that appear about this time of year. They are typically bought for the benefit of children who have a hard time knowing “how many days until Christmas.” These one-month calendars often take the form of...

The Sacredness of Life

March is one of my favorite months of the year. I love the blooming of the hyacinths, daffodils, and tulip trees. Then we are gifted with the lavender and white blossoming trees, which quickly lead to the budding of vibrant chartreuse leaves. It’s all a part of the...

Make It A Cannonball

Those were the words I heard repeatedly as I watched the annual Polar Bear Plunge on January 1, 2019 at Barton Springs Pool in Austin. Although there was no official count, by my estimate there were probably 400 people who braved the chilly, early morning temperatures...

The Season of Rebirth

As the month of November comes to a close, we begin shifting our attention to the Christmas season. In November, our spiritual focus has been on gratitude. Being the month of Thanksgiving, November is the perfect month to honor the energy of gratitude.  Of course,...

Gratitude Is The Way I Walk

Thanksgiving is the time of year when we more consciously express intentional gratitude. Of course, we should be routinely doing this throughout the year. But, there is something about the month of November and the approaching holiday season that really gets us in the...

The End Of Sacrifice

The fourth and final week of the Advent Season begins this coming Sunday, which actually falls on Christmas Eve this year. The first three weeks of the Advent Season emphasize the themes of Faith/Hope, Peace and Love, respectively. In the context of Advent Season,...
Joy