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

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

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

The Rose: A Fairytale

Once upon a time, there was a young butcher and his wife.  They were newly married and constantly swooned in each other’s presence because of the passion they felt for… Read More

The Irresistible Call

As is usually my practice in the mornings when at the lake cabin, I had set a kettle of water on the stove, turned the knob to high, and gone… Read More

The Hideaway

I remember as a young boy of age 8 or 9, the thrill of building a “fort.”  One fort, in particular, stands out in my mind.  I grew up in… Read More