Monthly Archives: July 2012

Finding Solitude at a Miner’s Cabin

 “By touching the center of our solitude, we sense that we have been touched by loving hands.”  Henri Nouwen. The hot June desert wind buffeted my car as I drove the sandy road east toward the Inyo Mountains. Sun sets … Continue reading

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The Singing Tree

Here is a chapter I am working on for my new book “Encountering the World’s Religions on Highway 395 in the Owens Valley.” “The cottonwood…is a tree particularly sacred to many Indian peoples in the West. Always chosen by the … Continue reading

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Foundational Experiences in the Desert

 “I will draw you out to the desert and I will speak to your heart.” Hosea 2:14 The summer moonlight filters through the bedroom window, illumining the face of our sleeping son Erik. His face glows in radiant peace: a … Continue reading

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