Types for our time

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 […]