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.
The state of things on the planet now is the legacy that you, your generation, and the generations before you is leaving for us and our children… Read more “What will your legacy be?”
What is that one last leaf there atop the highest branch of the frozen maple? Hanging on desperately for dear life after all her companions have long… Read more “The solo leaf in fall”
How is it that some cultures and religions have such a message of healing and inherent goodness while others have a message of destruction and separation? How… Read more “The Story we tell makes all the difference”
“Nathan is passionate in his pursuits and gives them his total devotion. He has a winsome personality and is a good communicator. Nathan has a high concern for integrity and is centered and focused in his values. I believe Nathan has demonstrated the capability necessary for any ministry opportunity he chooses. Further, he has the character that would well reflect his Christian commitment.”
“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.”