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!

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...

Sheffield Daisies

Sheffield Daisies

Two volunteer plants from the home we were leaving and brought to the home we are beginning. One bloomed the color of all the daisies in the "mother" bed...pink! The other bloomed...pale orange! Who knew. They only just bloomed yesterday, taking their own time to show...

When Joy Breaks Through

When Joy Breaks Through

by CSW Director Rob Field "Mozel tov!" By the time the groom stomped on the glass, kissed his bride, and everyone shouted the traditional Hebrew blessing, I was already in heaven. I had a close-up view, since I was the officiant for one of the most glorious weddings...