Rescuing Judgment from Judgementalism

I am sitting in the judgment seat at the gate at the entrance to the ancient city of Dan. The tradition goes back thousands of years.The king would go to the gate of the city and there decide who woul...

Where Are We Now?

I am not able to read the signs. And I don’t like it!So far, in this Mexican town, I have mastered the signs indicating Alto, Rosarito and Tijuana.Anything else I’m guessing.I prefer to know where I a...

Not For the Complacent

Advent is not for the complacent or the entitled. Advent - the four weeks before Christmas - is for those who long for light, for more joy, hope and peace in their lives and for those who anticipate s...

The spirits and prayer (Caleb)

In spite of where I am and the position I’ve put myself in I feel optimistic about my life. ​Sometimes it’s hard, but because of my understanding of the Medicine Path, I can navigate situations l...

Have I Lost My Ability to Believe?

Caleb, my son, is back in jail.After a three-month “run” on heroin, cocaine and other cocktails, he was picked up on a breach of the conditions of his release. No new charges; only the past with which...

For God’s Sake, What About Mercy?

To love an addict raises a lot of questions for a Christian. To love poses not only emotional and spiritual challenges but also requires, as my friend Allan Tysick says, ‘wrassling with the faith.’Ope...