Transformation

~ The Christmas Miracle ~

Christmas 2000 was not to be a normal Christmas by any means, and my wife Cindy eventually wrote a story about it that was circulated throughout the Internet. We were amazed at how many...

Awareness Is The Only Discipline

In the final analysis, awareness is the only discipline. You can transform the world simply by being aware of it. But most of us are not aware. We are just thinking. For a few minutes...

SonRise Insights-Lessons Along the Path With God

Last week, my husband, Brian and I and celebrated our 12 year anniversary by playing hooky from church to go on a long hike.  It was a beautiful fall day, and we decided to...

Unanswered Prayers

“I cannot believe that, seriously!”….I shrugged my head in disbelief. I had very successfully interviewed for a job, in a place I really wanted to live. It was close to my family, in a...

The Alchemy of Loss

Twenty-two years ago, someone I was deeply in love with and was engaged to marry, lay down on his bed, put a shotgun to his mouth, and pulled the trigger. He might as well...

Hineni. Your call to the Divine is a response to the call of the...

In the Old Testament story, when Isaac was called by God, he answered, “Hineni.” Translated from the Hebrew, hineni means, “Here I am, for you called me.” In the Bible, the word hineni is used...

Your one wild and precious life

The unconventional rule-breaker Chris Guillebeau has written a book - The Art of NonConformity - that has struck such a deep chord in me. A chord that is resonating down to the inner cave where...

Finally home – by Hiba Zafran

Finally home Watching someone dig a grave, you realize the ground can teach us the importance of the willingness to receive. Last month, mangled heart in hand, I had apprehensively moved across the planet for a...

Classical Literature, the Gods, and Metaphysical Desire

In December I finished teaching a course on classical myth and literature for undergraduates. We read a variety of texts and from a variety of time periods. Among the works we studied were The...

Moving Forward to My New Self

There is a saying when we are sick or going through an emotional time that we'll be back to our old selves in no time. I am learning now that what is really happening is...