POEM: Laity Lodge Artist Retreat 2011

POEM: Laity Lodge Artist Retreat 2011

MUSIC, ART and ARCHITECTURE… the Frio River I close my eyes and listen: From my right nearby lapping on a metal canoe From my left a different rhythm on a plastic hull Beneath a third beat as the waves hit the pilings of the deck Distant dripping, flowing, rushing, A...
GRIEF BURSTS…………February 4, 2011

GRIEF BURSTS…………February 4, 2011

Shortly after I went to work at the hospice where I am a chaplain, I learned about “grief bursts” from the Bereavement Coordinator.  I hadn’t heard the definition but I was familiar with the experience. After my son, Lew, died and after the numbness, there was a...
Recent Spiritual Practice 2

Recent Spiritual Practice 2

In my last post I wrote about my struggle to find a personal spiritual practice and confessed that I have often felt that I have ADHD of the Spiritual Life.  I remind myself often that the real point of all this is to lead a life focused on the love of God and to...
Seeking a Daily Spiritual Practice

Seeking a Daily Spiritual Practice

Not having grown up in a tradition with a liturgy or lectionary or a set schedule for morning and evening prayers, I’ve been on the look-out for my own spiritual practice.  I had a long list of things I thought I “should” be doing: prayer, Bible reading, meditation,...
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