As a child growing up in the Lutheran church, I had deep spiritual feelings that grew stronger as I got older. I traveled all over and learned from some wonderful teachers, such as a Native American Medicine Man, Sant Darshan Singh, Ram Dass and many others. I got my Master’s in Special Ed. from the University of Oregon. I lived and taught on the Navajo (Dine) Reservation. Then, I was ordained as an Interfaith Minister from One Spirit Interfaith Seminary in 2005. In my “day job,” I help people deal with issues of poverty and disability. I don’t do this for the money, but because I have lived through it myself. I want to bring a sense of compassion into everything I do. Currently, I am writing about my Ancestors in a series of books I call “The Scandea Saga.” In both my profession and avocation as a minister and writer, I always try to inspire people (including myself!) to live their best life. On occasion I am inspired to write songs or do artwork. Here is an example of a pen and ink drawing called “Heartgirl.” Look below for a hidden message! 😉
Overall, I believe love is in the trenches, God is everywhere and in everyone. My purpose is to bring that love to the surface and share God’s love with others. To that end, I have written a book on meditation, called Five Minutes with God. I hope this will be a tool of exploration and inspiration. Just FYI, I am a work in progress, AKA not perfect. But I am trying my best, just as you are. So, be in the trenches of love with me. See God in everything with me,. Together we will find a way.
Friends and Helpful Websites
LM. Pampuro, Author and Publisher (Grateful Publishing) http://www.lmpampuro.com
One Spirit Learning Alliance (OSLA) https://www.1spirit.org