“What does not kill me, makes me stronger.” -Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols

“When I am weak, then I am strong.” -Apostle Paul, II Corinthians 12:10

These two familiar quotes summarize my life in 2021 fairly well. After contracting Covid-19 in January 2021, the rest of the year has…

The Alternative Way of Francis of Assisi
Book Review

“As I grow older, I pay less attention to what men say. I just watch what they do.” -Andrew Carnegie

“Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.”
-Francis of Assisi


On this day…

A Journey to Your True Self Through Centering Prayer — A Book Review

If you are interested in reading a good, heart-felt introduction to the daily practice of silent, centering or contemplative prayer and the benefits thereof, this is a good place to start.

There are many books on this…

15 Reasons I No Longer Believe in Eternal Damnation

“I believe in hell, but I don’t believe anyone is there.” -Teresa de Avila

“Heaven and hell are more states of consciousness now and later, than geographic places.” -Pope Francis, Pope John Paul II

The historic fear of “hell” is increasingly going to hell.

In it’s place is a growing…

Introducing the 21st Century Contemplative Renewal

Why is there a need for a new, contemplative inter-spiritual renewal in 2021? For millions the isolation of a global pandemic has created a fresh thirst for intimacy, meaningful relationships and unconditional love.

What might the spiritual message of the pandemic be? Could it be that, for a season, we…

David Bradshaw

Contemplative reader, writer, musician

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