Standing

Sometimes in the very early morning hours I find myself lying in bed silently thinking, writing or being taught. I’ve had entire written or artistic works come to me during these times, but then I have to get up and actually create them in reality before the thought or idea slips away.  This morning IContinue reading “Standing”

And That Ain’t Your Sweet Little Baptist Jesus

The above was a favorite saying of John S. Reist Jr. Ph.D, , my theology professor from my seminary days. When Jesus was asked to read the scripture in the synagogue he ended the reading from Isaiah with the words, “Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” — Luke 4:21 RSV  So what was fulfilled? ‘The spirit ofContinue reading “And That Ain’t Your Sweet Little Baptist Jesus”

Stay Calm and Pray for Peace

Tuesday is election day for those of us in the United States.  While we all hope it will be an ordinary election, much like all the others, we know it may not be.  While we do not want to invite trouble, we know it could happen.  So what do we do?  Meditate on peace.  InnerContinue reading “Stay Calm and Pray for Peace”

Thought for Today

“People from my first home say I’m brave. They tell me I’m strong. They pat me on the back and say, ‘Way to go. Good job.’ But the truth is, I am not really very brave; I am not really very strong; and I am not doing anything spectacular. I am simply doing what GodContinue reading “Thought for Today”

Saying YES to Love and NO to Fear: Part 2

Scriptures and holy books may be used for both good and evil.  We see the words from sacred texts of different faiths and traditions being used to justify hatred and killing and to instill fear and even push followers toward violent action.  But these same texts also inspire goodness, holiness, love, grace and peace. So what are we toContinue reading “Saying YES to Love and NO to Fear: Part 2”

As a Service to our Readers…

… we maintain an online bookstore called Espirational Books to help you find appropriate reading material for guidance on your spiritual journey.  We have some great positive thinking and spirituality classics as well as newer titles, all hand selected by Bob and I.  We also have a selection of music and gift items designed to encourage positive thinking. Proceeds fromContinue reading “As a Service to our Readers…”

Thought for Today

“Spirituality is not to be learned by flight from the world, or by running away from things, or by turning solitary and going apart from the world. Rather, we must learn an inner solitude wherever or with whomsoever we may be. We must learn to penetrate things and find God there.” ― Meister Eckhart

101 Positive rEsources

Do you find it difficult to find resources to help you along the path to a positive, healthy lifestyle?  Don’t worry, we all do sometimes. But today we are introducing a new page here at Espirational designed to help.  101 Positive rEsources will help you get started with categories like: Affirmations Compassion Creativity Daily InspirationContinue reading “101 Positive rEsources”