I've lived here at the community with Marsha, my wife, since its founding in 2003. I serve in various ways from pastoral care to landscape maintenance; from coffee brewing to bar keeping.

Author Archives: David Morrison

Reflections on Gratitude

Dorian and David reflect on the spirituality of gratitude in our lives.

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The Flame and the Well

Dorian and David discuss the connection between charismatic experience and contemplative life.

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Victory in Defeat

Dorian and David discuss the “win or lose” mentality of our culture in contrast to the gospel’s vision of “ultimate success through failure.”

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Recognizing the Face of Your Life

The idea of “missing God’s will” for our lives can cause deep and unnecessary anxiety for many people. Dorian and David discuss how one might discern a deeper meaning in life beyond these popular, but ineffective religious ideas.

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Life Together

Dorian, Marsha, and David discuss navigating life in community and the diverse ways individuals and families approach contemplative practices.

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The Road to Desert Rain: Dorian Mason

Dorian recounts his spiritual history and life events that led him to live in intentional community.

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Thin Places

Dorian and David discuss the spiritual phenomenon of “thin places.”

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The Road to Desert Rain: Paul West

Dorian sits down with Paul West and discusses his spiritual journey.

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