In Search of Meaning and Purpose: Conversations with a Good Neighbor Imagine for a moment God - a Supreme Being of your choice - is your neighbor! A good neighbor! Someone with whom you could share your deepest thoughts and feelings and know they would be understood and accepted. Someone with whom you could hold a conversation and not be worried your questions or answers would result in a frown or reflexive reply: "That is blasphemy - sacrilege!" Or the frequent childhood warning: "If you keep talking like that, you are going to go to hell!" Imagine you could knock on your neighbor's door and be greeted and welcomed by an image, essence, or being of your mind's own fashioning, saying: "Come in! Come in! I was expecting you." Imagine God - a Supreme Being - as a neighbor! Imagine a neighbor whose grandeur and wisdom would encourage you to explore issues of life's meaning and purpose familiar to us all yet too often left unanswered, languishing, for fear that possible answers would be difficult to accept or disruptive to existing life routines. Your good neighbor would welcome your questions and answers, freeing you to ask others. Suppose, for example, you asked your good neighbor a question, and the good neighbor replied: "The answer is 'yes' and 'no.'" Imagine an opportunity, free of life's conventional distractions, a place and a time for you to wonder without being told words stopping thought: "Right!" "Wrong!" "Take off your shoes, you are on holy ground." In this small volume, readers will find a collection of eleven on going conversations with God - a Supreme Being - not in a magnificent church, temple, or mosque, overwhelming in earthly splendor, but just an open door, a gentle voice, and a welcoming presence for exploring thoughts you have had on your mind for a long time. Knock, knock! "It's me again. Do you have a few minutes? I know the world is hectic and you are needed by many, but I won't take long." "Yes, yes, of course! Would you like some wine? Cheese? Wafers?" Imagine a good neighbor with a sense of humor to soften the moment, a neighbor understanding the importance of a smile, laughter, and humility without losing grace and dignity. If you have read these words, why not open the book and read more? It's ok! Keep the conversation going!