The Gift of the Ashes

Walking the dog this morning in a neighborhood frosted by snow. My highly attuned yellow lab/squirrel dog is always a little freaked out by the change of pace, the stark quiet. Last night’s threatening ice has brought the school buses, harried drivers late for work and noise pollution from the interstate to a hush. Robins,… More The Gift of the Ashes

Celebrating Failure

We are not good at failure. We spend the first quarter of our lives in training to become winners in a world that rejects losers, learning how we can become successful, happy and wealthy beyond our wildest dreams by age twenty-five. We are taught to conquer whatever stands in our way and we generally spend… More Celebrating Failure

Sherry Cothran, rocker turned Methodist minister, on a Nashville nonprofit furthering the ideas of Carl Jung

Jung at Heart By JIM RIDLEY         Nov. 12, 2015 (pieces of my recent interview with Jim Ridley of the Nashville Scene) Since July, a nonprofit called the Nashville Jung Circle has hosted discussions and community events focused on the precepts of Carl Gustav Jung, the father of analytical psychology and a pioneering… More Sherry Cothran, rocker turned Methodist minister, on a Nashville nonprofit furthering the ideas of Carl Jung

From Chaos to Creation: Awakening To The Gift in You

“I met a man who showed me my life.” This is what the Samaritan woman said after her life changing, five minute meeting with Jesus at the well where she had come to draw water. The woman with five husbands and one lover, the woman most people would consider disposable, he considered valuable. I’ve always… More From Chaos to Creation: Awakening To The Gift in You