Where you live: Tucson, Arizona
What you do as a vocation or avocation?
There are so many that narrowing it to two is challenging. Yet, I could probably settle for A Hidden Wholeness
by Parker J. Palmer and volume 2 or The Philokalia
compiled by St. Nikodimos of the Holy Mountain and St. Makarios of Corinth, published by Faber and Faber.
Your two favorite songs:
Spirituality is ultimately about intimacy with God. I believe we are all hardwired for intimacy with God and that mysticism is more common than many think. We were all mystics as children and have lost touch. When intimacy with God returns, usually through diligent spiritual practice, it brings abiding peace, joy, and fulfillment, beyond what transitory sensory experiences can bring.
Your favorite quote:
“It is in the paradox itself, the paradox which was and is still a source of insecurity, that I have come to find the greatest security.” –Thomas Merton
Anthony of Egypt
A spiritual lesson you hope to learn?
A place in the world where you feel spiritually “connected?”
the Sonoran desert
Pictured above is Amos with author Father Richard Rohr, who writes the foreword for Amos’ book.