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Rev. Nathan DeMay

Inspiration, rantings, and prayers from Rev. Nathan DeMay.

A Long Way to Go

Today we remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His words, his challenges to us to align our lives with our professed values are, obviously, yet unrealized in full. I will let him speak for himself on this day, may we listen to him often, review our own ...

My Skill is Exhausted

Next month I will attend the Natural Spirituality Regional Gathering in Toccoa, Georgia for the second year. The name is a bit misleading-the focus of the event is Jungian dream work, a fascinating and deeply spiritual practice available to all. At t...

What Can a Man Get?

Recently Gillette ran an online ad challenging toxic masculinity, that is to say, groping, raping, violence, dehumanization etc. The gist was that these activities are not, to be old fashioned, gentlemanly. I would like to think that this is a pretty ...

Seeing, Believing

Yesterday I recounted a spiritual practice I sometimes use, inspired by the Buddhist metta meditation (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mett%C4%81?wprov=sfti1). We all carry anxiety and judgment within us, and I’m certainly no exception. One way we expre...

Humpty Drumpty

About ten years ago I was president of my HOA board. I live in a gated community. For the first year and a half of living in the neighborhood, we had no gate because construction was ongoing. After the last house was finished, the gate went in. It of...

Happy New Year, Ain Freends

Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind? Should auld acquaintance be forgot, and auld lang syne? (Nae, bairns!)

Friday Root Recommends: Will He Like Me?

I had the pleasure of reviewing Philip Chaffin’s newest album, "Will He Love Me?" You can read my review here: (and be sure to grab a copy!) https://bit.ly/2EvZNRL

Monday, Monday

Another week begins, a new chapter in my life also starts. Earlier this year we lost our female beagle, Nala. It’s been difficult-she had such a presence, such a personality that her absence has been visceral. We’ve toyed with getting a cat, or a pup...

Today I recommend

Not getting sick. I think I have the flu, thus no posts this week. Be grateful for your health and take care of yourself. ✌️🦠

Friday Root Recommends: Stitched Glass

While I was at the Parliament of World Religions earlier this month, one of the things I found really amazing and insightful was an installation by Kirk Dunn. I can’t do his work or the thinking behind it justice, so I will simply point you to his site...