Category Archives: Faith

Why you don’t need God to believe in eternal life

Excerpt from, “Grief Without Beliefs” from the Huffington Post. I know that we’re alive through our offspring. You are physically an embodiment of your father’s biological and genetic essence. This includes everything from how you look to many of the … Continue reading

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Being with an Alzheimer’s Patient

I found myself sitting on the floor the other day. The Alzheimer’s patient, who was sitting in her wheelchair, had covered her head in her cardigan. So I sat on the floor and she uncovered part of her head so … Continue reading

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Grounded – God is in the Mud and the Mess

Diana Butler Bass in her book Grounded talks about the loss of faith in the triple layer, wedding cake view of the universe – with God in the heavens, below it the earth God created, and below that the place of … Continue reading

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Finding Our Spiritual Path

To find a spiritual path it is not necessary to give up our job, leave our family, change our religion, or travel to India or Tibet. We start wherever we are, not running away but right in the middle of everything. You might … Continue reading

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Millennials and God: are they atheists or modern theists?

Is it true that the millennials aren’t interested in God? Or is it that they don’t believe in the God that the traditional theists believe in: the patriarchal, omnipotent, judging God who required a blood sacrifice in order to facilitate … Continue reading

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Listening with your eyes

Today I graduated from a year of Chaplaincy Residency and four units of Clinical Pastoral Education. Yippee me! Working in a hospital with oncology patients I have witnessed such courage and grace. I have learned so much. I have learned … Continue reading

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Traces of Hope – as we approach Hurricane Katrina’s 10th Anniversary

How do I process my grief? Does suffering have any meaning? Do we live in a random chaotic universe? Is it time to re-evaluate my understanding of “God”? This book is for anyone who has suffered a loss – of … Continue reading

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Meteors

Meteor showers occur when dust or particles from asteroids or comets enter Earth’s atmosphere at a very high speed. When they hit the atmosphere, meteors rub against air particles and create friction, heating the meteors. The heat vaporizes most meteors, … Continue reading

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The search for Self is the search for Spirituality and Meaning

In the 60’s it was popular to “go in search of yourself.” But eventually the mountaintops got crowded and people discovered that “wherever you go, there you are.” In other words, you bring your baggage with you. So people began … Continue reading

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Being grateful for dull days

In New Orleans we are painfully aware of the potential disasters that the weather can bring. Last Sunday we were under a flood watch and parts of the state were under a tornado watch. On days like Sunday I pay … Continue reading

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