Renewal

A year ago we had some horrendous fires east of us here in Oregon. It burned over 1 million acres, including a lot of my favorite hiking places as it destroyed small towns, upheaved peoples lives, and devastated such a large area. This last week I participated in a service project at church to helpContinue reading “Renewal”

Spiritual Power

There are many types of power in the world. Political Power, physical power, and natural power are a few. Many years ago I worked for McDonnell Douglas, an Airplane manufacturer in Long Beach California. At the time they were building a new airplane; the MD-11. This plane sat 280-400 people, weighed six hundred thousand pounds, and hadContinue reading “Spiritual Power”

Cohesion and Unity

We can learn many things from nature. One is cohesion and unity. The beauty in nature is not because everything is the same but happens because everything is different. And these differences work together to create harmony, unity, and beauty. Each plant, no matter how small or large helps to create the whole picture. EachContinue reading “Cohesion and Unity”

Listening

In a conversation with others, how often are we only half listening? If most of you are like me, many times I am already thinking about the next thing I’m going to say, or a rebuttal for the argument, or something else entirely. By doing so did we miss something important or even the realContinue reading “Listening”