Sanctified Life

sanctified life

What does it mean to live a sanctified life? Hell, what does sanctified even mean in our day and age? There is a load of baggage around the term, if you’ve spent any time in the South or around American Evangelicalism you’ve probably got a pretty firm grasp of what that group thinks of the word. But …

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Sensual Spirituality

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Spirituality is a whole lot more than silent meditation and prayer. In fact, I believe that our spirituality encompasses the whole of our lives. We are spiritual beings, which means that all of the things we do, mundane or not, are at their root woven into our …

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Take Back Your Time

take back your time

Time is precious, and scarce. None of us know when it will run out. But if you’re anything like me you may feel that your time hardly belongs to you anymore. As part of my slow living experiment this year I’m taking working on exactly this, and I’d like to talk about how to take …

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Goddess: Why Words Matter

feminism, goddess, feminine divine

The ancient bards understood that words hold great power. With words they could shore up the cause of a faltering king, or undermine his every effort with sarcasm and biting humor. Words launched armies, and turned the tide of battles. Words saved lives, and condemned them. But somewhere along the way, maybe when the printing …

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Work for the Common Good

common good, love your neighbor, care, love

In our obsession with the individual we’ve lost sight of a little thing called the common good and what it means to work for the common good. Here in the West we live in an individualistic culture. If, like me, you grew up in the United States then you probably heard a lot about rugged individualism as …

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Desert Spirituality – Hope for Dry Times

Desert Spirituality: let’s get honest Understatement: spirituality isn’t all chanting, and incense, and transcendent experiences. The truth is the spiritual journey is just that, which means there will be highs and lows. Sometimes the road is smooth, and sometimes it’s down right rough. Those rough patches are sometimes called desert spirituality because they leave us …

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