How to be…a Curious Quest-ioner on this Journey

People regularly ask me, as if they’re embarrassed or worried, What if I have doubts? I get the concern, but being spiritual isn’t having all the answers. Spirituality isn’t certainty as much as it’s curiosity. God wired us and wants us to wonder, to peek behind what...

How to be… Happy?? on this Journey

Sometimes when folks ask me about spirituality, I sense they are hoping that, if they can just add spirituality to everything else they’re trying, they can be happy. Mind you, I don’t want anybody to be unhappy, or to dump the pursuit of happiness. But striving to be...

How You’re… Already Spiritual on this Journey

A young man asked me, How did you get to be spiritual? – which I took as him asking me How can I become spiritual? My gut answer is You already are. You were delivered into this world with a little chapel in you. It might be overgrown with clutter or dusty from...

How to be… Spiritual Differently on this Journey

When I hear someone described as “spiritual,” I’m unsure whether the image that pops in my head makes me envious, annoyed or puzzled. I think the word connotes – sweetness? Or at least it’s somebody who does lots of churchy things and exhibits emotions that look like...

How to Become… Spiritual on this Journey

Hi friends. I am plotting a new series – with shorter installments (I ramble and get long-winded, I know!) starting now. I am thinking of the basics of the spiritual life, how to connect with God, ways to cultivate a meaningful life of faith, and such things. An early...