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Chakras; Receiving God’s Unconditional Love or…”Let that River Flow”

God is love. Love is God. Whatever box or graven image we might create for God; whatever name or visualization we might have given Him in our sincere attempts to comprehend Him, God is bigger than that. He is more kind, more compassionate, more patient, more full, complete, perfect…than that. God’s love is unconditional. It […]

Love thy Neighbor as Thyself

…And the second is like unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Matthew 22:39 We are immersed in a world of fear, doubt, inadequacy. I don’t know a single person who isn’t constantly questioning themselves. “Am I good enough? Am I worthy? Do I do enough? Am I as good as so and […]

Unconditional Love

I suppose everyone on this planet asks themselves, with varying degrees of intensity, commitment, and integrity, the question “what is love?” It occurs to me that it is presumptuous to even attempt to answer such a question. Any such attempt is doomed to being incomplete, if it’s not just spitting into the wind. Nevertheless, I […]

Love and Hate

“Love just gets bigger when you give it away” – The song “Friends Forever” by Shiloh Rising “Shine on me. Shine on me. Love is life, and it binds us all together…” The song “Prayer” by Shiloh Rising Love is a funny thing. When you express love, through your desires, thoughts, and/or actions, it grows […]

Conversations with God #17 – The Strait and Narrow Way

The following conversation with God is representative of several such conversations; a distillation, if you will of much learning over many days, weeks, even years. Whether it is “real” or the product of my mind; whether it is audible, or in vision; multiple voices or one voice – none of that matters. The principles being […]

Intimacy…Without Accounting

Thoughts on intimacy: I crave intimacy. I suspect we all do. Existence is very lonely without intimacy – not just in this life, but imagine eternity without intimacy. It is impossible to be intimate with another person if you have not first learned to be intimate with yourself. In this case, intimacy and honesty can […]

Grace

Grace is a beautiful word.  It conjures images of: A ballerina performing Swan Lake Francis of Assisi loving all the creatures of God’s creation Mother Theresa quietly ministering in the streets of Calcutta The Kootenai River powerfully yet gracefully watering the lands of Southwest Canada, Northwest Montana, and Northern Idaho My wife’s artwork – the […]

The Mystery of the Holy Ghost

What is the Holy Ghost?  For me, at least, this has been one of the most elusive mysteries of doctrinal religion; even of mystical religion and spirituality. At various times, in various traditions and through various interpretations, I have heard the Holy Ghost described as: A divine being without a body, enabling it to be […]

The Devil’s in the Details

I don’t think there are many, if any, humans, living in this mortal existence, who really comprehend ultimate truth.  But there is an ultimate truth that I choose to accept, and that I seek diligently to comprehend.  That truth is… Wait for it… Love. This truth is summed up in the phrase, “God is love”.  […]

Men Are That They Might Have Joy – NOW!

During my prayers today, I was reminded of something I’ve been told before…”Trust me.  Relax”.  This counsel first came to me in 2015, and has been repeated regularly ever since, both in the same words, and in different words.  Today, it was different words.  I was told to just not worry; that if suffering, discomfort, […]