Panama 2012: Prayer “cures” motion sickness

Panama 2012: Prayer “cures” motion sickness

Something I learned years before while walking a labyrinth saved me from motion sickness in Panama in the summer of 2012. On our first full day in Panama Sue Smith and I accompanied the Virginia Latino Network Mission Team into the Kuna islands off the northeast coast...
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 period...
Recent Spiritual Practice

Recent Spiritual Practice

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...