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

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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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The Gift of Wonder

Dorian and David discuss how meaning makes its way into our lives and how we can cultivate the gift of wonder in the ordinary day-to-day.

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“I hope I would leave a legacy of joy – a legacy of real compassion But I have a feeling, if my life is motivated by my ambition to leave a legacy, what I’ll probably leave as a legacy is ambition. But if my life is motivated by the power of the Spirit in me – if I live with the awareness of the indwelling Christ, if I allow his presence to guide my actions, to guide my motives, those sorts of things. That’s the only time that I think we really leave a great legacy.” -Rich Mullins

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Eternal Autumn

“For the leaving of birds in formations to the south / And the expectation of new things to come…”

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The Road to Desert Rain: Birgit West

Dorian sits down with Birgit West and hears her spiritual history and life story.

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At the Still Point

Dorian, Jacob, and David discuss the process of building Desert Rain’s labyrinth and the spirituality of walking prayer.

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