Inspiration

Living a Vibrant Spiritual Life

Here you’ll find writings from our staff and associates. In the pursuit of a Vibrant Spiritual Life, you might appreciate words of inspiration and encouragement. We update this page regularly with fresh words and ideas; please return frequently!

What’s With the Smiles?

What’s With the Smiles?

by Rob Field, CSW Director Left to Right: Cindy & Terry Decker, Rob Field, Flora Brooke & Lyft driver Dipakshii Here we are in Toronto about 10 days ago, staff & associates of the Center, with our Lyft driver (on the right, pink scarf). We're smiling...

Wanna Lyft? Reflections On World Religions

Wanna Lyft? Reflections On World Religions

by CSW Associate Terry Decker Ancient Prophets, Unfathomable Texts, Priestly Interpreters of the Almighty. Sin, Suffering, Submission. The Law, Doctrine, Dogma. Obedience, Ritual, Practice. Promised Land, Salvation, Redemption.  Enlightenment,...

A Time of Growth

A Time of Growth

  by Flora Brooke, CSW Associate On a lovely day this spring, I took a peaceful visit to Bullington Gardens in Hendersonville, N.C. I wandered down the winding trails, in awe of the blooming azaleas and dogwoods. "Enchanting" was the word that danced in the core...

Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up

Wake Up, Grow Up, Show Up

by Rob Field, CSW Director "Wake up and smell the coffee." Even though I usually chuckle when I hear it, I don't like the sentiment behind this particular command. It's usually said with a flippant and often dismissive tone. It's as if someone's trying to say, "You've...