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.
I sat with her in the bright winter sunshine of a cold, cold day, her hospital room feeling more settled than most I had been in for… Read more “Do we really need more than this?”
There is, deep in each and every one of us, an immeasurably precious and sacred self. Growing and maturing, interestingly, is not so much about learning more… Read more “Holding our deepest self sacred”
I think we have to experience loss, or the fading away, of things that we hold dear to really appreciate what we have been given for a… Read more “May we not hoard our lives”
“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.”
“In conversation with Nathan about matters of the Spirit, I was somewhat surprised to find him a colleague, peer and at times mentor, though I am 25 years his senior. There is ‘second half of life’ wisdom in him. He is able to create a safe place for exploration, is able to listen with respect, and can gently draw persons toward insight and understanding. I sense integrity in him, enjoy being in his presence, and appreciated learning from him knowledge, experience, and demeanor.”