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    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!

    ‘Tis the Season for . . . Humility?

    ‘Tis the Season for . . . Humility?

    In the United States, humility is not the first word that comes to mind during the winter holidays. In our materialistic and consumer-oriented culture, flashiness, "happiness," and excess are typically celebrated by default if not intention. From gift shopping to home...

    The Wisdom of the Long View

    The Wisdom of the Long View

    I am writing three days before election day. And I have no clue what will happen in our country that day or thereafter. It’s hard to live with so much uncertainty. What will happen with coronavirus and COVID-19 in the coming months? When will the world have access to...

    For the Beauty of the Earth

    For the Beauty of the Earth

    Note: Sr. Associate Tom Lewis is a founding board member of the Center and is developing a learning series for CSW called "The Sacred Earth." Promises. We live on promises. And the promises of fall are all around us. It is thrilling to think of the changes ahead. The...

    The Wisdom In ‘We’re All Vulnerable’

    The Wisdom In ‘We’re All Vulnerable’

    We're all vulnerable.   You, me, the President of the United States, and every other creature under the sun: all of us are fragile and exposed to the scary things of the world. Yet we prefer the illusion of invulnerability, don't we? "I'm fine," we often reply...