This Too Shall Pass

Are you ready to be done with COVID-19 and get on with your life? You’re not alone. Just about everyone we talk to has a story of how it’s disrupted their life. Often these stories are tragic. While we could ponder all the reasons why first world nations seem...

Why Are We Out of Control?

Are you completely, blissfully, and spiritually centered every second of every day? Few people are. In the midst of COVID-19 a sense of helplessness can come over us. Many of our normal, daily activities are not recommended, or in some case not permitted. For the person who is scheduled...

My First Tech Shabbat

Earlier this week I took my first “tech shabbat.” Thi is a day of rest (sabbath) from all informational technology. What that means is no cell phones, no tablets, no computer or laptop activity, and no TV (including Netflix). Yeah – I know – I just felt you shudder,...

Is COVID-19 the Reason For the Way We Feel?

Do you know why most of us are feeling off, angry, scared, depressed, anxious, or have any other number of emotions we don’t want? Why do some people look like they feel better than ever? What’s the difference? What got me thinking about this today was reading about some...

When Will This Be Over?

Are you wondering when the COVID-19 pandemic will be over? It’s a difficult question to answer given the wide range of information you and I can find on the Internet. The answer I’ve found is this: I don’t know and I don’t believe anyone does. In spite of our...

Want 5 Ways to Deal With Criticism?

Do you enjoy being criticized? I don’t, but I’ve gotten used to it over the years. It’s said that constructive criticism is an oxymoron. There’s little if anything positive or constructive in criticism; in experienced feedback, instruction on how to better ourselves, and loving support, yes. Criticism, no. Here...

Do You See the Problem?

Is your life devoid of any challenge, issue, or (gasp!!!) “problem?” It seems most people do have something bothering them from time-to-time. Do you know that there are still people who would like to run screaming out of the room at the mere mention of a “problem?” Here is...

Whine, and Puhl, and Piss, and Moan

Yesterday I allowed myself a “Whine and Puhl* and Piss and Moan” day, including watching two romantic movies with sad, unresolved endings. The day culminated by going to bed without even saying goodnight to my partners and then sleeping 11 hours. I’m not afraid to share this rather “less-than-the-perfect-example”...

Who Do You Want To Kiss?

How are you doing this week in the midst of the worldwide pandemic? Wow – who would have thought we’d be asking that question even a few months ago? Whether you are going stir crazy or enjoying your “quarancation,” you and I are living through a unique, albeit dreadful,...

Finding Clarity No Matter What!

This posting is about spiritual principle delivered at times with words your spiritual leader may not be using at your Sunday morning service. If that offends you, please move on to another blog posting. Thanks! In Spirit, Truth, and Playfulness,Rev. Dr. Terry Drew Karanen I awoke this morning confused,...