November–December 2017

by Warren Lynn
St. Francis at Swan Lake

by Warren Lynn
New Harmony, Indiana, 2010
Rev. Warren Lynn (wellfedspirit.org) is the executive minister for Christian vocations at Disciples Home Missions in Indianapolis, and also an accomplished photographer whose nature images often grace these pages. “For me,” he writes, “photography is a contemplative spiritual practice; a way of meditating on the world, the balance of light and dark therein, deep wisdom beyond our own busied distraction. Often my images are prayers of gratitude for beauty in the more-than-human world, but sometimes they testify to other truths and emotions, rising up as diverse expressions of a human/divine relationship in which we are all participants and partners.”

 
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Climate Change in Sharper Focus
We should be solving the problem, not debating it.
JEFFREY DUKES
Toward Happiness
Keeping a gratitude journal can put things in perspective.
LAURA HAEHL
The Wheat Field
A poem.
DUSTIN ANDERSON
What I Want for Christmas
A timeless message from 1897.
ROBERT G. INGERSOLL
Idyll, Progress
A poem.
JOSEPH S. PETE
Yoga: Relief from PTSD
A VA study is tracking its effectiveness for veterans.
THOMAS P. HEALY
Four Gyrfalcons
A poem.
CAROL HATFIELD
An Open Heart
Choose to celebrate in ways that hold meaning and purpose.
DIANA ENSIGN
Gathering
A poem.
DHEEPA R. MATURI
Sharing, Giving, and Serving
Our choices have impact on the whole web of life.
ROSE MARY O’MALLEY
Celebrating the Human Condition
Comedy can do more than just make you laugh.
PHILIP PROCTOR
Faith and Flesh
A poem.
DAN CARPENTER
Embracing Our Shame
Shame feelings serve a vital purpose in relationships.
ARLO COMPAAN
Shapeshifter
A poem.
KARYL MURSCHEL
An American Thanksgiving
A poem.
FREDERICK MICHAELS

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