What’s UNDER Your Foundation?

Life.  Your life is unique and unrepeatable. Every life needs its own foundation to support it.  What is this foundation? It is a combination of your core values, religion, relationships, careers, and more, and the way you balance all of it. But what is...

The Cost of Choice

Most people in the Western world take for granted their freedom to make choices. Yet what does our freedom of choice cost?What limits our freedom to choose?How might our choices either unite us or set us apart from others? For most of us our culture has been...

Neglect: The Silent Killer of the Soul

Three kinds of neglect that affect our spiritual lives and cause tremendous wounding: emotional neglect, physical neglect, and neglect in spiritual communities. Regarding emotional neglect, we are fortunate to have the work of Dr. Jonice Webb available to us in her...

Healing Our Spiritual Pasts

Today I want to begin a conversation about past experiences that have wounded us.  Specifically, I am focusing on experiences associated with spiritual or church organizations. We usually belong to a religion or congregation for some great reasons.  We’re looking for...

Who Are Your Kindred Spirits?

I have very few friends.  And that’s the way it’s supposed to be for me.  The six or so true relationships I enjoy are not just friends; they are kindred spirits.  We give each other the emotional and spiritual support we need to stay in balance and show up in the...

Liberator or Merely Liberal?

I’ve gone back and forth labeling myself.  Ultimately labels are pretty useless. They are helpful in offering a quick snapshot of the positions we take on important issues.  So sometimes I’m conservative, sometimes liberal, usually progressive, and sometimes even...