Welcome...to the Poetry of Well-Being. In the dark night of the soul, when there's no place left to go, no one left to call, and maybe it's too late, that's where The Poetry of Well-Being begins.
Have you ever heard that saying, "Don't Quit Five Minutes before the miracle"? In the next five minutes, you can connect with the Poetry of Well-Being. It's already within you. Simple as breathing. All you have to do is... notice it.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills, from whence will my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
The Poetry of Well-Being serves as an on-line suicide prevention tutorial, access to treatment and ecumenical social justice ministry to present mindfulness and creative writing as practices to build self-care into a capacity for self-healing; provide resources for help; and to advocate transformation and empowerment for all people, replacing institutional racism and sexism and other biases with unconditional love.
The first great commandment is to love the Lord our God with all our hearts, and, the second great commandment is to love our neighbor as ourselves. Well-being and social justice form the core of my faith, as outlined in the Beatitudes and Matthew 25, and as professed in the Barmen Declaration.
I am called as a poet, therapist and preacher, to bring the message of redemptive faith, not only to those who believe, but to those who stand outside the church, at the threshold of belief and peril, those who are “spiritual but not religious”, that they too might know the unconditional love and transformative power of the Holy Spirit. To those who do believe, my message is that we “do justice and love mercy,” shout Hallelujah and praise the Lord. I bring the good news: that by God’s grace, we can share well-being, creativity and community—the Poetry of Well-Being.