Tag: awe

Praying with Eyes Wide Open

Water. Water was scarce in Southern California. Not that we acted like it was. My father spared no expense watering the lawns on our little half acre, the El Colono Viejo, an original California ranch home that had been the home of the orange orchard rancher before my parents moved there in 1957. I was […]

God Is Real And Can Be Experienced

God Is Real And Can Be Experienced The voice of the Lord is over the waters;   the God of glory thunders,   the Lord, over mighty waters. The voice of the Lord is powerful;   the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. Psalm 29:3-4 Many Christians have come to understand Biblical literalism as a problematic concept. If we attempt to read the Bible as a set of […]

On Well-Being, Science and IMMB

On Connecting Science-Backed Keys to Well Being and the IMMB of Community of Christ Organizations like the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley have brought attention to research on positive mental health and several keys to well-being: Compassion, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Diversity, Awe, Social Connection, Happiness, Forgiveness, Bridging Differences, Empathy, Altruism and Purpose. Their […]