Don’t Let It Get You Down

Don’t Let It Get You Down

I recently took a retreat at the family farm in the Missouri Ozarks. I was again stunned by the silence, the beauty, the tenderness, the longing, the solitude, and the communion with nature. The pastures were lush with vividly green Spring grass. The skeletal oak...
The Courage to Create?

The Courage to Create?

Why would writing be defined as an act of courage? Do you think it takes courage to write? If so, what is it about writing that takes courage for you? For my first paper in a graduate program at a small prestigious seminary, I had writers block. I spoke privately with...
What Do You Know About This?

What Do You Know About This?

How much do you know about what lies within you? How much time have you spent in your life exploring the amazing depths of your inner reality? Conversely, how much of your life have you spent with what lies in your past and your future? It seems that our education has...
Who Do You Think You Are?

Who Do You Think You Are?

Note from Rick: The following song, I Got The Blahs, from my album With The Eyes Of A Child, is the perfect musical accompaniment to today’s post.  Feel free to stream it using the embedded audio player below, and see the end of today’s post for more...
Empowering Leadership

Empowering Leadership

Leadership is not a destination, a title, a station, or a position to be attained. It’s a lifelong process of engagement with the environment, yourself, and others. It requires openness, curiosity, watching, listening, learning, and following the physical, subtle, and...