Category Archive: excercises


I have been re-thinking / re-imagining what prayer is and could be for several years now…(see here, here, here and here, oh, and here) …trying to make it more fun, creative, engaging, profound and… Continue reading

Chocolat: the village and the film

Recently with some friends, I drove about 3 hours away to Flavigny-sur-Ozerain, the beautiful, little medieval village where the movie Chocolat was filmed. (If you are driving from Paris to Lyon, it makes… Continue reading


A couple of weeks ago I led a group of friends in a group contemplation on fruit. (I love the French phrase that my friend, Marie came up with to describe the event:… Continue reading

A Thanksgiving Idea

This Thanksgiving… pull yourself away from the table and the tv find a blank sheet of paper and a pen start writing down the names of people in your life that have shaped… Continue reading

Practicing Imagination

I enjoy modern art…but I’m not an expert….I just like to see it…to hear it… to experience it. I’m not sure why…I think I’m on a journey to figure that out. There is… Continue reading

Name Exploration

Excercise: With pen and paper, pick a name for God, then explore it, explain it, play with it… Examples: You are Creator… you created maple trees, bushes, bugs, me, my wife, my kids,… Continue reading