The point is, to live everything. Live the questions now. Perhaps you will then gradually, without noticing it, live along some distant day into the answer.
– Rainer Maria Rilke –
As a chaplain, spiritual director and writer, my primary foundation is community building. It is my desire and joy to work for individuals, the community, and the land… making for a better future for generations to come. Spiritually, I am a mystic. I experience God in all things and all things in God. In all I do I seek to pursue more unity and more love in the world. Every thing belongs.
Nature is infused with Life. Life is what we have and it is what sustains us. It holds our beginnings and our endings. May each of us have the grace to pay attention and learn from our brothers and sisters, great and small.
We must always be in conversation. It is only in conversation that we are able to learn… together. Conversation and listening is what I do. If you need to be heard, if you need to grieve, if you want to do the work needed to grow and find a deeper sense of connection to Life and to yourself, I encourage you to contact me.
Life truly leads us into wondrous places and also terrible places. Perhaps the two don’t need to be so separate. These times, in fact any time really,… Read more “Wondrous and terrible places”
While many humans, humane and not-so-humane, find themselves locked in and restricted, anxious and fearful about uncertainty and the unknown, the Earth and most of her children… Read more “COVID-19 and the global celebration”
Things are changing, this much cannot be denied. What I have realized today is that many of these changes that are being required of us as humans… Read more “Coronavirus and the inevitability of change”
“Nathan listens well – both to what is said and not said. He hears and is able to capture and articulate what he perceives. Nathan works well with people of all ages. And he adapts his leadership style to the situation… While Nathan grasps the deeper side of things, he also brings a light-hearted and playful sense of humor and this latter draws you into a deeper and trusting relationship with Nathan. Finally, he is curious by nature and that makes him a lifetime learner. Nathan offers a host of skills to chaplaincy as well as spiritual direction and I have observed that this work is his life’s vocation.”
“Nathan has been involved in our men’s work ministry for some years now, and because of his maturity and generosity, we even invited him to serve on the Council of Elders despite his young age. There I found him always to be calm, measured, fair, and with a mature spiritual eye. During all this time he stayed in there with a generous heart and intelligent mind, even while he was a new father and a young husband and trying to pay his bills besides. He has now formed and educated himself in spiritual leadership, and I have no doubt that he will do any chaplaincy or counseling work with real dedication and competence. You can surely trust him.”