Is there a God above? What should we call that thing inside us? Are we willing to become like children and trust what lies within us? These are a few questions I ponder in today’s YouTube video.
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This Sunday, November 8, from 11am to 12:30pm CST, I am hosting a Coffee with Jim Skype chat. Those registered for the call will be able to send me in advance topics they would like me to address in the conversation. Bring your coffee and your curiosity, your thoughts and questions, your sense of humor, and… Continue Reading
Walt Whitman wrote, “Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.” The religious mindset cannot accept this, and pits satisfaction and holiness against each other. We are taught self-denial where pleasure is viewed as a temptation, distraction or trap. But Whitman is right. The soul is satisfied by true peace, liberation, joy, belonging, oneness, beauty and love.… Continue Reading
“I write only because there is a voice within me that will not be still.” –Sylvia Plath, from an untitled poem written in 1948 Is there that “voice” within you that will not be still and wants to be expressed? Sometimes I think people attach some sort of mystique to the idea of being a… Continue Reading
Letting the Words Out: A Writer’s Workshop with Jim Palmer Is there a writer in you wanting to come out? I wish I had a dollar for every time someone has said to me over the years that they had a story to tell or something in their heart and spirit that they wanted to… Continue Reading
After walking away from organized religion and professional ministry, I began chronicling my spiritual journey in 2006. The first book was Divine Nobodies: Shedding Religion to Find God (and the unlikely people who help you). This book is especially useful for the person who is seeing in spades that the “Christian” mentalities and views they’ve… Continue Reading