Sabbath Prayer

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.” Acts 5:29 “Listen to me, my people; hear me, my nation: Instruction will go out from me; my justice will become a light to the nations. My righteousness draws near speedily, my salvation is on the way, and my arm will bring justice to the nations. The islands will look to men and wait in hope for…

“Christians” Come Together in Tough Times…Always! Right? Christ Followers Would…or Should

  Our world is in crisis. We are in a mess in the natural world, the political world, the social world and the spiritual world. We may not be able to hold back a storm, but we can help people deal with disasters. The “news” of the weather and the earthquakes and the fires  etc.…

Not Yesterday or Tomorrow but Now…Right Now

Will you take a little journey with me? I know that life is really busy and that neither you or I have very much time…but let’s try to take a break each day for at least a few minutes? Breathe with me. Let’s be present in the moment that we are in… What is happening…

The View

Christmas displays have been out in stores since before Halloween. My neighborhood and community are bedazzled with blinking lights and blowup Grinch Santa’s on Sleighs and ten foot plastic snow globes. Wreaths and ribbons & Holly and Jolly are wrapped around doors and mailboxes and tree trunks galore. Me, myself and I have three bins…

You are NOT a Witch

I read a very interesting article by Father Augustine Thompson professor of religious studies at St. Albert’s Priory. The article talks about the origins of Halloween as a Christian rather than pagan celebration, as often supposed. And how to  best use these special days of Oct 31st, Nov 1st and 2nd, to recover the original meaning of…

Un Loved Languages

Discussing “Love Languages” with a 13 year old is not a very productive use of time. A couple of nights ago when I attempted it, there was more than a little bit of eye-rolling, snorting and grunting…and then there was an actual physical exodus away from my irritating presence. There she went…out of the kitchen…

Coming Full Circle -Again

The beginning of the summer 2014 began my kooky journey. I thought I had been knocked off of my “Comfy Couch” a time or two before…but not really. Physical discomfort and emotional discomfort cannot begin to compare with spiritual discomfort. Physical and emotional discomfort can usually be remedied by time/ rest/ medicine/ therapy/ the removal…