Aspiring Wise Fool

Category: Religion

  • Saving Oklahoma

    Introduction You may not be aware of this, but I did my best, as a young high school boy, to save Oklahoma City from spiritual tragedy. It’s a story that needs to be told, and Lord knows I’ve waited a long time–but, I think now is a good time. Maybe it will be an inspiration…

  • The Postscript

    “Hello Child, do you know where you are?” I was looking into the face of this most beautiful…man, woman, child—I cannot say exactly who or what it was because it was all these things. It was glorious, loving, and warm. I feel its love. I can tell this person anything. “You can call me ‘The…

  • Air Brushed Christ

    Jesus is our savior not because he was superman but because in the midst of being human he knew how to remain connected to God. One of the goals of a Christian is to be changed into the likeness of Jesus Christ.  On my desk I have a copy of Thomas a Kempis “Imitation of…

  • Make Mine Welches!

    The story of Jesus turning water into wine is one of my favorites. It has always seemed to me to be a bit of a cheeky story. A bit irreverent—and brash. You know, something like drawing mustache on Mrs. Grundy’s picture or putting soap suds in a water fountain. It wasn’t what I would expected…

  • Havens of Spiritual Understanding & Meaning Pt. 2

    I have come to believe that most people have, what I call, a spiritual haven–a go to place of refuge and comfort that works for them. It is where they find connection with something greater than themselves. I have identified nine unique havens that I believe are convenient little pigeon holes in which we may…

  • Havens of Spiritual Understanding & Meaning Pt. 1

    I have come to believe that most people have, what I call, a spiritual haven–a go to place of refuge and comfort that works for them. It is where they find connection with something greater than themselves. I often hear people say, “I’m spiritual but not religious,” or “I’m a spiritual person,” as though we…

  • Haven 1: Life as Magic

    To ignore God or mythological stories altogether because they are not factually true is to commit a greater sin of ending spiritual development by denying that stories can actually be truer than true! I don’t know about you, but my life as a kid life was pretty magical. All of my needs were taken care…

  • End of the Search

    No chakras to open, chants to hum, or endless sermons to listen to. No mantras to repeat over and over. No scriptures to memorize or stories to believe, defend, and pointlessly argue about. No clothes to buy, crosses or beads to wear. No creeds to recite or ascended masters to know personally lest we die.…

  • Say hello to yourself!

    One of these days you are going to realize something profound. You are all there is. That’s right! You’re it! There isn’t anyone else in the whole wide world, or the entire universe but you. There is only you and nothing but you. There never was anything but you and there never will be anything…

  • Words

    I love words. I love learning new words. I love speaking. I love reading the written word. I love hearing the spoken word. I love hearing other people speak I love to read books that are little more than one word stacked upon another and another until a wonderful story has been told. I love…