Holding Sacred Space For a Friend
Mar24

Holding Sacred Space For a Friend

Have you ever experienced something like this? I sat together with a friend one night within the dark night of his soul. I held for him a greater truth, the essence of which he could not see. I held it until he was eventually able to shed enough of what no longer served him, and was able to see the spark of light that had been within him all along. It was the spark of his true spirit; his goodness and his gifts. It gave me pause. I...

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Articles on Men’s Issues
Mar10

Articles on Men’s Issues

Men’s Spirituality – Donald Bisson – “Men bleed too. Men grieve the loss of their children through divorce, separation, work assignments and illnesses. They seek out relationships to fill the hunger, pain and loneliness of life’s struggles. They ponder the great mysteries…”   Masculine Spirituality – By Richard Rohr, O.F.M. – Masculine spirituality. Perhaps the term sounds...

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Depression
Nov23

Depression

Depression. It is something in our present culture we have difficulty talking about, yet each of us at one time or another have known someone or have been personally affected by depression. In the pit of darkness without a ladder, some remain frozen in this place for days, or weeks, or even years. It is the darkest night of the soul and perhaps the loneliest. One website page cannot do justice to the significants of this topic, but...

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Sounds of Silence – Then and Now
Oct07

Sounds of Silence – Then and Now

Where were you then. Where are we now? “Sounds of Silence” Hello darkness, my old friend I’ve come to talk with you again Because a vision softly creeping Left its seeds while I was sleeping And the vision that was planted in my brain Still remains Within the sound of silence   In restless dreams I walked alone Narrow streets of cobblestone ‘Neath the halo of a street lamp I turned my collar to the cold...

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Anxiety
Jun03

Anxiety

Can your brain turn anxiety into calmness? – Physician, author, speaker, researcher, and consultant Martin L. Rossman, MD, discusses how to use the power of the healing mind to reduce stress and anxiety, relieve pain, change lifestyle habits, and live with more wellness. Related Video: How to Amplify the Power of Your Mind – Dr. Joe Dispenza     Other links: How to Deal with Chronic Fear and Anxiety The Anxiety...

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Depression and Spiritual Awakening
Jan05

Depression and Spiritual Awakening

This talk was given at a local TEDx event. Is depression, as most of us experience it, meaningless suffering? Dr. Lisa Miller presents research that lends meaning to the experience of depression and to our experience on planet Earth. Dr. Lisa Miller is perhaps the world’s foremost expert in the relative study of psychology and...

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Hidden Sadness
Feb28

Hidden Sadness

“Every man has his secret sorrows which the world knows not; and often times we call a man cold when he is only sad.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow Recently, one of our brothers wrote and shared with me his observation of our brief conversation after Sunday service: “It seems as though you carry something sad within you, yet your compassion and wisdom seem limitless!” – It gave me pause. I walked away from...

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