Where I’m at (partie deux)…

Yours truly on the night of my ordination. Photo credit: Sandy Chelnov   “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore.Continue reading “Where I’m at (partie deux)…”

Where I’m at (partie deux)…

Yours truly on the night of my ordination. Photo credit: Sandy Chelnov “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream.Continue reading “Where I’m at (partie deux)…”

Tomorrow will worry about itself (because a little bird told me so)…

So this is interesting, or funny, or coincidental, or whatever. Without revealing too much personal information, these past few months have been difficult for me financially. And yesterday I was stressing about money (but what is money…just pieces of paper, right?) so I did what I often do and took a long walk with headphonesContinue reading “Tomorrow will worry about itself (because a little bird told me so)…”

Tomorrow will worry about itself (because a little bird told me so)…

So this is interesting, or funny, or coincidental, or whatever. Without revealing too much personal information, these past few months have been difficult for me financially. And yesterday I was stressing about money (but what is money…just pieces of paper, right?) so I did what I often do and took a long walk with headphonesContinue reading “Tomorrow will worry about itself (because a little bird told me so)…”

Five photos, two scriptures, a song, and a bad day made good…

So I had a “bad day” today. I know it sounds silly, but I did. Everyone has them from time-to-time, and today was my turn. It’s a very busy week for me at work and in my personal life and stress can really affect me in a negative way. I tend to internalize things. TheContinue reading “Five photos, two scriptures, a song, and a bad day made good…”

Five photos, two scriptures, a song, and a bad day made good…

So I had a “bad day” today. I know it sounds silly, but I did. Everyone has them from time-to-time, and today was my turn. It’s a very busy week for me at work and in my personal life and stress can really affect me in a negative way. I tend to internalize things. TheContinue reading “Five photos, two scriptures, a song, and a bad day made good…”

A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)

Okay. So if you’ve been to this blog before then you know a few things about me. One, of course, is that I like to ride bikes, a lot. Another is that I like to bake bread. And likely another thing you know about me–though it may not come across quite as overtly–is that myContinue reading “A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)”

A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)

Okay. So if you’ve been to this blog before then you know a few things about me. One, of course, is that I like to ride bikes, a lot. Another is that I like to bake bread. And likely another thing you know about me–though it may not come across quite as overtly–is that myContinue reading “A sort of churchy sort of environmental post (but not really, but maybe)”

The (same) view from my handlebars (but six months apart) and quote that inspires me…

I likely speak for other all-weather cyclists out there when I say that this winter has been challenging on many levels. I pass this hidden little alley many times during my week and have taken multiple photos of it. Today (the bottom photo) it looked especially beautiful as I passed it so I snapped anotherContinue reading “The (same) view from my handlebars (but six months apart) and quote that inspires me…”

Christmas…

I’ve posted this Christmas prayer/mediation by Paramahansa Yogananda for the past few Christmases. I find it so beautiful that I thought I would post it again. But the difficult part, the nearly impossible part (at least for me), is living up to it…but it’s good, I think, to have something to aspire to. Merry Christmas.Continue reading “Christmas…”

Positive Scripture…

So first…a couple of things. One is that if you’ve been to this blog you know a few things about me. I like bread, yes; I prefer to ride a bike rather than drive a car, yes; but also that I–like so many others–am on a spiritual journey (but we all are whether we admitContinue reading “Positive Scripture…”

Where I’m at…

Image Found Here. “Oh no I’ve said too much; I haven’t said enough…” ~Michael Stipe, Losing My Religion This is a bit of personal stuff but I feel like I have to say it. There are a few people that know me that read this blog, and a number that I feel like I know—toContinue reading “Where I’m at…”

Five Quotes from Søren Kierkegaard

 Søren Aabye Kierkegaard   5 May 1813 – 11 November 1855 Yes, I know I said five quotes, but here’s ten. Could have gone on much longer, really inspiring… “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”  “People demand freedom of speech as a compensation for the freedom of thought whichContinue reading “Five Quotes from Søren Kierkegaard”

Three Quotes and a Short Video from John Fugelsang (for Easter)

“The only way you can cling to both a Bible and a gun is by ignoring Jesus.”“Obama is not a brown-skinned, anti-war, socialist who gives away free health care. You’re thinking of Jesus.”“Only in America can you be Pro-Death Penalty, Pro-War, Pro-Unmanned Drone Bombs, Pro-Nuclear Weapons, Pro-Guns, Pro-Torture, Pro-Land Mines, AND still call yourself Pro-Life.”Continue reading “Three Quotes and a Short Video from John Fugelsang (for Easter)”

Thoughts on the Parable of the Leaven…a story within a story

So if you’ve been to this blog before you know that I like bread. A lot. I enjoy eating it, of course, but I also enjoy making it. I’ve often said that bread makes itself, that we merely provide the correct conditions and guide it along; I am really fascinated by its process. I’m alsoContinue reading “Thoughts on the Parable of the Leaven…a story within a story”

Merry Christmas!

Photo Credit: Filipe Dana I came across these two photos yesterday and they inspired me to post them for Christmas. The above photo is of the Christ Statue, in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, in front of a full moon. And the below image is of His Holiness, the Dalai Lama praying in front of anContinue reading “Merry Christmas!”

The Longest Night…

Today is the winter solstice, which of course is also the longest night of the year. But it doesn’t have to be the darkest. From this night on, until the summer solstice, the days grow longer and the nights shorter. And I’ve used this example very recently (about light overcoming darkness) but I will again…whenContinue reading “The Longest Night…”

Five Parallel Sayings from the Christ and the Buddha

Image found here. I personally have always found the parallels between many (most) of the major religions fascinating, and these few sayings are just a very small example. Many more parallels in the sayings of these great teachers can be found at the World Peace Page. To read more in the five quotes series, clickContinue reading “Five Parallel Sayings from the Christ and the Buddha”