Getting out of our own way

It may seem like a strange concept, but many of us have a habit of getting in our own way. We may have an objective in mind, but we also have a habitual behavior that impedes our ability to achieve our goal. We may feel that, whatever the barrier is, we are completely justified in…

With Power Comes Responsibility

Another day, another fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in the Minneapolis area. The officer's body cam footage seem to reveal that she meant to use her Tazer but somehow grabbed her gun instead. That's a potential reason but is most definitely not an excuse. I found some articles on the Internet that claim…

The more wounded you are, the more you want a God who will rescue you but the more you need a God who stands with you as you do the work of returning to wholeness.Craig Bergland

Silence

...may not be what you think it is! I recently heard a self-declared expert on contemplative silence saying that it can be hard to find silence in nature because animals and insects make noises. As I screamed "no!" at my podcast player, it occurred to me that there may be more confusion on this issue…

Nobody will ever be able to supply the love and acceptance our parents failed to provide. We must heal ourselves. If we look to anything or anybody outside ourselves to love us into wholeness, we guarantee our ongoing misery.Craig Bergland

Loyal as a Dog

A friend of mine died the other day. Since she lived alone, nobody knew. After a couple of days the neighbors noticed they hadn't seen her, so they called the police to do a wellness check. When the police arrived they found her beloved Great Dane sitting on top of her body. He wouldn't let…

It’s Not About Guns

In light of the King Soopers shooting in Boulder, Colorado, the same tired old discussions are starting anew. At least Congress is starting to be honest and some are admitting they oppose gun control because they fear it would make it difficult when reelection time rolls around. Reflect on that statement for just a moment.…

Have you noticed?

Have you noticed how many alcoholics shoot up liquor stores, or how many gambling addicts walk into casinos guns-a-blazing, or how heroin addicts tend to take their guns to poppy fields? What about people with food addictions attacking farmers and candy factories, adrenaline junkies blowing up roller coasters, or religion addicts attacking churches? Neither have…

Religion that Ignores Science is Sinful.

It's really just that simple. If you are wondering how or why that can be, it is because ignoring truth or teaching things contrary to truth is lying, and lying is a sin. To compound the sin, persecuting people or groups of people is always sinful. Also sinful are prejudice and spreading rumors about others.…