10 11, 2016

Give Thanks!…a post by Joy

By |2016-11-10T21:26:48-05:00November 10th, 2016|Thanksgiving, The Heart, Trust and Faith|0 Comments

As the Thanksgiving season comes closer, our thoughts turn toward the gathering of family and friends, the turkey and dressing that will be served, the “Turkey Bowl” to be played, and the music to be sung. For many years, I’ve heard the phrase, “Give Thanks” when referring to a prayer over a meal. The “thank you” is what we mostly focus on which is important for sure. Yet, what about the “giving” part of the phrase. One of the most difficult things to do in life is to give thanks in ALL things. It’s easy to give thanks when

17 05, 2016

I Desire therefore I Am…a post by Jim

By |2016-07-14T21:36:14-04:00May 17th, 2016|Beauty, Desire, Discernment, Emotions, Future, Imagination, Memory, Prayer, Questions, Responsibility, Self-Clarity, The Heart, Trust|0 Comments

“What do you want me to do for you?” This was Jesus’ question to the blind man. Why ask that question. Isn’t it obvious what the man would want? It is. But Jesus asks about his desire because he knows it is critical for us to own and name and take responsibility for our desires. We must pay attention to our desires because they tell us something VERY important in the Christian life. Desire, more than our cognition, volition, or conscience, define what we believe is true, good, and beautiful. Last week a community of devoted souls met for

5 02, 2010

The Heart of the Matter

By |2014-11-17T19:32:33-05:00February 5th, 2010|Emotions, The Heart|2 Comments

Modern neuroscience makes some startling claims about the human heart. The organ beating our chests is the major center of our intelligence. Since I've 'been in my head' most of my life I find this fascinating ... and unnerving. I've never been good with feelings! Apparently molecular biologists have discovered that the heart is the body's most important endocrine gland. It produces and releases a major hormone that profoundly impacts every operation in the 'emotional' brain. Scientists say that 60 to 65% of the cells of the heart are actually neural cells, not muscle cells. They are identical to the neural