Lectio Divina: A Living Words Meditation

Lectio Divina– divine readings, or spiritual readings, to put it plainly. This is how people used the term for the majority of the middle ages which would suggest that lectio divina is synonymous with sacra pagina, “from the sacred page.” Of course, the Desert Fathers who created the practice of Lectio Divina used it as […]

A SERVANTS LISTENING HEART

When we reflect on what it means to be born again, or what King David would’ve called being renewed in Spirit, it helps to have a story we can relate to. Luckily, the person who wrote the above verse happens to be one of the most enigmatic characters in the Hebrew Scriptures. That means we […]

“I AM” The Simple Answer

EHYEH ASHER EHYEH Way way way back in the 13th Century BCE we have this fantastic story that emerges from the Babylonian Exile. Moses drops some of the trickiest Hebrew of all time with the simple use of “I Am the I Am.” I mean, this phrase has baffled scholars. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. We’re all […]

FINDING THE ROOTS OF THE CHURCH

A few months back I became very interested in how Christianity has evolved into the Dogma it is today. Doctrinal issues and personal interpretations to the side, it’s just easy for one to be confused by what we call Christianity. In a world where charismatic preachers double as motivational speakers and over 45,000 denominations claim […]

MAKING LENT ENJOYABLE

FIRST THINGS FIRST Just smile. It sounds like some new wave “positive vibes only” head trip but it’s not. Your body releases three different hormones when you smile- dopamine, endorphins and serotonin. You don’t need a PhD to know that these chemicals send signals to your body that you’re happy which, in fact makes you […]

EPIGENETICS & GENERATIONAL CURSES

LICK YOUR PUPS: HOW NURTURE AFFECTS NATURE So there’s this wonderful research by Dr. Moshe Szyf and Dr. Michael Meaney that came out of the McGill University a couple of decades ago. They’d noticed that some rat mothers licked their pups after being handled by members of the team while others sort of ignored the […]

GENESIS 01:An Alchemical Take

We’re all familiar with the Creation Epoch, but how often do we really get to breakdown the way God works here? You guys know from previous posts why I feel it all starts with the utterance of the plural name of God, Elohim, but why is it important? Almost immediately we see a reference to “a […]