MFHW 03 – Are we all angry?

This post is part of a series. No matter how far I progress in the spiritual life, I still have a subterranean anger that defies resolution. Sure, I have days of bliss and contentment, but more often, I have a nagging anger that can display...

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MFHW 02 – Why do you write?

This post is part of a series. The whole reason (whole reason, get it?) that I write in the first place is to … well, there are multiple reasons. Why do we write? Out of a Need to Be Heard and Validated I suspect that...

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My 500 Words – 01

This post is part of a series. One of my new productivity podcasts is Jeff Goins goinswriter.com. One of his challenges to the budding writer is to write 500 words a day. It reminds me of morning pages that were part of Julia Cameron’s The...

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S.N. Goenka and Vipassana Meditation

I chose to study and follow up on this Buddhist teacher and style of meditation because of all the spiritual disciplines, I feel that this one has had the most profound practical impact on me, despite the fact that salvation and time spent with the...

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BOOK: Seeking Allah, Finding Jesus

In my World Religions class at Fuller Theological Seminary, I have focused on learning about Islam. I’ve read and listened to more books than I care to mention, and of course, realize how much more there really is to know. But one of the best books...

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Reflections in my visit to a Mosque

Masjid Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq is an Afghani mosque in Hayward, California. It is a smaller replica of the well-known “Blue Mosque” or “Herat Great Mosque” in Herat, Afghanistan. I drove into the parking lot for Friday prayers, and found a small market selling some eastern...

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