If you Agree, Like and Share! – The Danger of Isms

The danger of identifying with an ism/group is that, by doing so, we sacrifice our own nuanced individual beliefs for the benefit of the ism, supporting and eventually conforming to the beliefs, customs, and ideologies identified within the larger ism to avoid the contradictions that are created between the overriding ism’s ideology and our own …

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An Open Letter to the Idea of Church

Church is such a strange concept. It’s so ingrained and immersed in the Western world. In many ways what the word currently represents is not necessarily what I want it to mean when I say “church” but it is the language with which we currently have and must function within it. My spiritual autobiography is …

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National Park Week: Mesa Verde NPS

Not only do National Parks provide a retreat to reacquaint ourselves with nature and explore our connection to it, but they are an educational experience as well. Take for example Mesa Verde NPS, home of many ancient Puebloans cliff dwellings. Indeed there is the stunning landscape of the high desert to enjoy, but also all around …

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National Parks Week – Arches NPS

The National Parks contain many recognizable features to which tourists flock. At Arches National Park the two most iconic are likely Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock. The familiarity of their image did not diminish the power and impact I felt when experiencing them first hand. Their existence speaks to the wild creativity of nature in …

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National Park Week – Canyonlands NPS

"Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books." - Sir John Lubbock To celebrate ‪‬National Park Week, today's picture comes from Canyonlands National Park where my brother and I stand on a high point overlooking …

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