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!

God’s Voice is the Song of a Wood Thrush

God’s Voice is the Song of a Wood Thrush

by Rob Field, CSW Director   Every year, I await their return. My wife and I live at the edge of the woods, and we know spring has finally sprung when we hear the song of the Wood Thrushes floating through our window. For me, their voice is the voice of God in...

C’mon Spring – Bring Us Your Beauty!

C’mon Spring – Bring Us Your Beauty!

by Rob Field, CSW Director Beauty is healing, and our world's never been in greater need. So I say: bring on spring — the more beauty, the better. The great religions seem to know that beauty brings healing. Yet some religions have had an odd relationship with...

A Call for Non-Violent Spirituality

A Call for Non-Violent Spirituality

by CSW Director Rob Field  "No More Violence — It Starts With You." Most of the world's great religious traditions teach the value of non-violence. Jesus taught his followers to "turn the other cheek" and put down their swords. In the first centuries of Christianity,...

Listen for the Prophets

Listen for the Prophets

by CSW Director Rob Field   I've been listening out for the prophets lately. They're still around, but you have to stay on the lookout and tune in when you find one. We had a street-corner preacher in Brevard for many years. He'd stand in the center of downtown...