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!

The Light That Never Goes Out

The Light That Never Goes Out

The Light That Never Goes Out and Teilhard de Chardin's "noosphere" by CSW Director Rob Field   An old song I love has a refrain that's been stuck in my head for a couple of days: "There is a light and it never goes out, there is a light and it NEVER goes out"...

Beauty Can Save Us

Beauty Can Save Us

On the Power of Beauty by CSW Director Rob Field   Glory be to God for dappled things –For skies of couple-colour as a brinded cow. Gerard Manley Hopkins' "Pied Beauty" (1877) Beauty can save us, if we'll let it. If you're struck by the kind of natural beauty...

Reflections on Together

Reflections on Together

by CSW Associate Terry Decker   On Sept. 8, the Center launched a new discussion series called A Little About A Lot. By all measures the launch was a success: people attended, people engaged, people walked away enriched by the affirmation that we are fellow...

Waiting for God, Godot, and “Dog Oh!”

Waiting for God, Godot, and “Dog Oh!”

by Rob Field, CSW Director   As I write these words, I am waiting for God, and a dog. Like every other spiritually-minded person, I am always waiting for God (if "God" doesn't compute for you, please substitute some other higher power or source of transcendence)....