Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director- 9-11-19

Balance: Through the Power of the Stories We Tell This past Sunday, I presented you with two different creation stories: the story of Genesis (familiar to most all of us who live in this American culture), and that of Native American origin, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky. If you missed it, you can … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director- 9-4-19

Balance: Welcoming, Humility, and Grace Wow! What a journey seminary is going to be! I spent 4 days in Chicago at Meadville Lombard Theological School with some amazing students, staff, and faculty. The experience went above and beyond my expectations. Before going, as many of you who talked to me may have noticed, I was … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 8-14-19

Imagination: Weaving Our Lives Together Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director Listening is a creative force. Something quite wonderful occurs when we are listened to fully. We expand, ideas come to life and grow, we remember who we are. Some speak of this force as a creative fountain within us that springs forth; others call … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 8-7-19

Imagining our Values Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director We are what we imagine. Our very existence consists in our imagination of ourselves. Our best destiny is to imagine completely who and what, and that we are. The greatest tragedy that can befall us is to go unimagined. ― N. Scott Momaday ICYMI (that’s “in … Continued

Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director 7-31-19

Imagination and Theology Ponderings of the Spiritual Life Director Where the Sidewalk Ends by Shel Silverstein There is a place where the sidewalk ends And before the street begins, And there the grass grows soft and white, And there the sun burns crimson bright, And there the moon-bird rests from his flight To cool in … Continued