About this blog

This blog is a place for me to share and explore my contemplative bent toward ministry and life. Quiet, and time apart, has always fed my soul. Sitting in stillness, especially in nature, allows the busyness within to settle so that I am more attentive to the whisper of the Spirit.

The name “A Contemplative Bent” captures two aspects of my life. The first is obvious, I have a contemplative bent toward how I try to live in the world. The second isn’t obvious. A contemplative bent also describes how I feel about myself – as someone who has a contemplative heart and yet is bent (but not broken). Bent in the sense that I often have a very different outlook or take on things, but also because I have a spinal cord injury that constantly reminds me, through pain, discomfort, and numbness, that I am not the person I used to be.