Seeker

The following pages from my blog are dedicated to the process of discernment to the ministry, study of religion and theology and my daily and walk with Christ.

Resources Utilized
Original Writing (in chronological order Recent to Past)

Story - Am I A Bigot? Needed Public Survey, October 24, 2017
Poll - EMS Clergy Survey, October 14, 2017
Story - Silently Gazing Upon God, July 10, 2017
Story - What is Standing In The Way of You Reaching Your Peak?, July 4, 2017
Story - My Soul is Well, April 3, 2017
Journal Entry - Lay Servant Training - Let The Whole Church Say Amen!,  March 12, 2017
Story - Today I Failed As A Minister, February 27, 2017
Story - Considering Contemplation, February 19, 2017
Story - Where Have I Been? Water For Everyone, February 12, 2017
Story - 24 Hours of Blessings, January 19, 2017
Story - Rust, A Metaphor To Consider, January 17, 2017
Story - (Letter) My Letter To The Trappists, November 10, 2016
Story - My Scandinavian Roots Appreciated, June 20, 2016
Story - Notes To My Inmates, June 15, 2016
Story - Sinners and Saints, All Saints Day, May 29, 2016
Story - A Kind Word is Like a Sip of Water, May 5, 2016
Story - The Story of the Wayward Son Has Daily Implications, January 14, 2014
Story - My Call To Serve, January 3, 2014
Story - A Family Prayer, November 16, 2014
Story - Letter of Request for the Ministry, October 16, 2014
Story - What is your North Star?, October 10, 2014
Story - A Brighter Day, September 27, 2014
Story - A Word on Grace and Nature, September 18, 2014
Story - A Cliche Saved My Life, September 9, 2014
Story - What is your calling?, August 30, 2014
Story - Counselor and Friend, August 28, 2014
Story - All Things Good, August 21, 2014
Story - Beautiful Soul, July 26, 2017
Story - Navigate the Storm, July 22, 2014
Story - Meditation on Forgiveness, July 21, 2014
Journal Entry - I am. (Who Are You?), July 17, 2014
Story - What Code Do You Live By - July 10, 2014
Story - Your Plan, an original poem, June 30, 2014
Story - I Used To Hate Christian Music, May 22, 2014
Story - Are You Contemplative, March 27, 2013
Story - My Spiritual Journey - The Conclusion, My Future
Story - My Spiritual Journey - Compass Alignments, Part 8
Story - My Spiritual Journey - My Children, Part 7
Story - My Spiritual Journey - My Declaration of Faith, Part 6
Story - My Spiritual Journey - My Missionary Years, Part 5
Story - My Spiritual Journey - My Early Years as an Adult, Part 4
Story - My Spiritual Journey - My Acknowledging Christ, Part 3
Story - My Spiritual Journey - My Upbringing, Part 2
Story - My Spiritual Journey - Introduction, Part 1
Story - The Process of Forgiveness, from the Younger Brother's Point of View, April 2012

Supplemental Reading  (in chronological order Recent to Past)


2016-2017
  • Life Cycle: Psychological and Theological Perceptions, by Richard Dayringer,  Published by Haworth Pastoral Press, ISBN-10: 0-7890-0171-3, 2000.
  • Let the Whole Church Say Amen!: A Guide for Those Who Pray in Public, by Laurence Hull Stookey, Published by Abingdon Press, ISBN-10: 0687090776, 2001.
  • Journeying with Jeanette: A Love Story into the Land and Language of Alzheimer's, by Dr. Robert Crick, Publisher:HigherLife Publishing, ISBN-13:9781939183972, 2017.
  • Outside the Gates: Theology, History, and Practice of Chaplaincy Ministries, by Robert Crick, Published by HigherLife Publishing, ISBN 10: 1935245570, 2012.
2015-2016
  • Leaving The Saints, (How I Lost the Mormons and Found My Faith), by Martha Beck, Publisher: Three Rivers Press, ISBN: 0-307-33599-2.
  • The Prodigal God: Recovering the Heart of the Christian, by Timothy Keller, Publisher: Penguin Books, ISBN-10: 1594484023, 2011.
  • The First Phone Call From Heaven, by Mitch Albom, Publisher: Sphere, ASIN: B017PO2TPM, 2015.
  • Daily Meditations by Fr. Richard Rohr, Albuquerque, The Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, NM.
2014-2015
  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, by Mitch Albom, Publisher: Broadway Books, ISBN-10: 076790592X, 2002.
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven, by Mitch Albom, Publisher: Hachette Books, ISBN-10: 1401308589, 2003.
2013-2014
  • Understanding God’s Call: A Ministry Inquiry Process, Pub.:  General Board of Higher Ed., by Sharon G. Rubey, ISBN-13:9780938162827, 2009. 
  • The Christian as Minister, An Exploration into the Meaning of God’s Calling, Pub.: General Board of Higher Ed., Edited by: Meg Lassiat, ISBN-13:9780938162636, 2013.
  • Here and Now: Living In The Spirit, by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Pub.: Crossroad Publishing Company, ISBN-10:0824519671, 1994/2006.
  • Intimacy, by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Pub.: Harper One, ISBN-13:9780060663230, 1969.
  • Life of the Beloved: Spiritual Living in a Secular World:, by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Pub.: Crossroad Publishing Company, ISBN-10:0824519868, 2002.
  • The Prodigal God, by Timothy Keller, Pub.: Dutton Press, ISBN-13:9780525950790, 2008.
  • The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming, by Henri J. M. Nouwen,  Pub.: Doubleday Publishing Group, ISBN-10:0385473079, 1994 (reissue edition).
  • Seeds of Hope, by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Pub.: Doubleday Publishing Group, ISBN-10:0385490496
  • The Wounded Healer, by Henri J. M. Nouwen, Pub.: Doubleday Publishing Group, ISBN-10:0385148038, 1972.
  • The Cost of Discipleship, by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Pub.: Touchstone, ISBN-10: 0684815001, 1995
Prior to 2013
  • Way of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman, Pub.: H.J. Kramer Inc.
  • Sacred Journey of the Peaceful Warrior, by Dan Millman, Pub.: H.J. Kramer Inc., ISBN: 0-915811-33-2, 1991.