To Hell with Success

A New Paradigm How much have you thought about the paradigms you live by?  Have you ever stopped and paid close attention to them?  Have you ever seriously questioned the… Read More

Float Like a Butterfly

There is the story of the two Zen monks walking together on a muddy road, for there had been heavy rains the night before.  They eventually came to a crossroads… Read More

It’s About Time

“As Time Goes By,” “Time is on My Side,” “Time in a Bottle,” “Feels Like the First Time,” “Time for Me to Fly,” “Praying for Time,” “If I Could Turn… Read More

Trust with a Capital T

Establishing and maintaining trust is considered a crucial component in intimate relationships.  Relationship experts argue that without trust, no relationship will thrive, and very few are likely to survive.  Breaches… Read More

Dynamic Faith

“As you sow, so shall you reap.”  I was repeatedly told this at Sunday school, confirmation, Bible school, and church. As a child, I heard this as more than just… Read More

Never Forget To Laugh

“To be serious is to be self-righteous.  The foundation of healthy humor is joy.  Before we can have a sense of humor, we must be joyous.  If we are joyless,… Read More

What Do You Control?

There is the well-known Serenity Prayer, which goes, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the… Read More

When the Rabbit Leapt

At the lake, there are dramas every day on and around the bird feeders, especially during the winter months.  In winter, the main bird visitors are chickadees, nuthatches, dark-eyed juncos,… Read More

The End of Guilt

A young man sat on a riverbank.  In a peaceful state, he was absorbed in the sounds and sights of nature surrounding him.  Suddenly he heard desperate cries for help.… Read More
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