Sacred Chores

Sacred Chores

It came to me, not so long ago, while I was thinking and walking along the path behind our cottage, that the routine, ordinary bits and pieces of our lives are sacred chores. Those boring bits between our holidays and family get-togethers and meetups with friends are as sacred as our visits to church. And [...]

Poetic Faith

Poetic Faith

I believe that there are many people who believe in magic. Not the Harry Potter stuff but the magic that accompanies that sense of awe we often experience when we are confronted by the true magnificence of the world. Magic is a good term because, at those moments, the reality of the world appears inexplicable. [...]

Your Own Way

Your Own Way

We are now into year 21 of the 21st century. Most of us have been in some form of lockdown for almost ten months. Extraordinary times. Covid-19 has forced the cancelation of many regular religious celebrations. For those who practice a religious faith, this has been a terrible situation. In response, many people, including myself, [...]

Believing Without Belonging

Believing Without Belonging

Let’s ask a simple question. What’s the difference between spirituality and religion? People of all faiths, creeds and beliefs, have, at the core of their religious experience, a shared experience of the sacred which many refer to as awe. Religion has been, up until recently, the principle way this experience has been expressed. This is [...]