Savour the Gift of the Moment

Several years ago, an exceptionally hectic and challenging season forced me to postpone Christmas shopping until December 23. Trying to shop in crowded malls with a minimal budget frustrated me. On the 24th, after a long, crowded Greyhound bus ride, I forced my way into my hometown’s bus terminal, lugging wobbly luggage behind me. There […]

Judas Had Enough

At what point did Judas think to himself, "That's enough Jesus, you've gone too far this time!"

At what point did Judas think to himself, “That’s enough Jesus, you’ve gone too far this time!” I believe Judas was not purely evil – no person starts out as such – but at one point, he turned his affections away from his Rabbi and gave into bitterness, which eventually led to his act of […]

Living a Life of Thanks

If you learn the art of daily thanks-living, you’ll be guarding your heart against hardness. Without it, you open yourself to spiritual decay.

How does someone keep their heart from hardening when bad things happen? They embrace the daily practice of giving thanks. I don’t know all the answers. However, I have seen thankfulness as a significant thread in the lives of many of my spiritual mentors. They all learned the benefits of living a life of intentional […]