The Open Expanse of the Spirit

I enjoy an open expanse of sagebrush reaching to a distant horizon, pastures coated with fresh, untracked snow, and fields of grain waving in a soft breeze. Places of enclosure like an urban downtown pressed in on all sides with high-rise buildings and asphalt or a...

Another Inauguration Ceremony

Today, in the United States, we inaugurate a new President. Depending on what side of the political divide you find yourself in, the day can have different emotional responses. Something more profound than a change of government is taking place today. The word...

Reconciling Our Way Forward

In our personal relationships, our families, and our nation, the only way forward when sin is present is to walk the path of reconciliation. Some think the way forward is finding guilt and bringing punishment. That can be a painful part of the process, but it is only...