Your Heart Creates Your Treasure

Jesus once said, “Wherever your treasure is, there you will find your heart.” He saw the connection between our heart and what we value, and instructed us to be mindful of both our treasure and our heart. As we live our life, our heart doesn’t just value our treasure or follow our treasure, our heart…

Use the Bible as a Guide to God’s Love

After my #soulspresso talk on Live a Life of Spiritual Love not Spiritual RulesĀ I had a friend send me this question: A church that I’ve attended for years has a leader who is homosexual. A person recently told me they would ‘never’ attend this church because the leader was a sinner who was continuing to…

Live a Life of Spiritual Love not Spiritual Rules

Over my adult life I’ve attended a broad variety of churches. I’ve been in a rural one room Fundamentalist Baptist church where the pastor sincerely believed that any Bible but the “King James” and any church that belonged to a denomination was against God’s will. I’ve been in an urban United Methodist church pastored by…

Live Grounded & Free

In this mystery we call life, we encounter soul needs which at first appear to be opposites or even opposed to each other. However, when we look deeply, we can see that both needs are meant to work together to create a true life journey. Such is our deep soul needs for security and freedom….

Choose Your Meaning, Create Your Experience

I was in Yin yoga. I was in hanumanasana. I was in pain. For those who don’t know, yin yoga is a practice of deep slow stretching, and hanumanasana is a deep stretch we would call in English a split. I preferred to call it torture, because I have very tight hips and hamstrings, and…

Create Your Spiritual Bucket List

Have you ever created a bucket list? A list of exciting places you wanted to go, things you wanted to accomplish, experiences you wanted to have before you have to leave this life? Probably just mentioning the words “bucket list” start your mind popping with images of exotic locales and adventures. Many people have put…

Every Experience Is A Growth Experience

When you’re going through a difficult situation, have you ever wondered “I wonder if I can grow from this experience?” or “will I grow from going through this?” You don’t need to wonder about whether you will grow from an experience. The truth is that every experience is a growth experience, because we are always…

Succeed in Life by Taming Your Blame Banshee

When we are trying to achieve success in life, there’s one force that can foil us again and again. That force is what I call the banshee of blame. Let me give you an example: this morning I woke up at 5am. Not because I had planned to get an early start on a glorious…

Life Needs White Space

Did you know that there’s something that’s exactly the same in a well-designed life as in a well-designed website? It’s called white space. In web design, white space refers to leaving some areas of a web page deliberately blank or empty. This is vital both to make the content you want people to see more…

The Magic of Taking Life As It Comes

Have you ever had a dream where, when you took a moment to reflect, you knew exactly what the dream was trying to tell you? Whether you think the symbols and images in a dream are bubbling up from your unconscious or you believe that they are your spirit or God speaking to you, sometimes…

Life: Enjoy the Ride

This morning I woke up pondering the nature of the human mind, what it meant to have conscious existence, and how that related to what purpose we seek in this life. That’s actually not an unusual way for me to wake up– yea, that’s how I’m wired. Even though I know all of those questions…