Diagnosticians, Clinicians, and Cheerleaders

May 29, 2022 I have waited, watched, and listened as much as possible over the past couple of weeks, following the shootings at the Topps Friendly Market in Buffalo, New York, the shooting at the Geneva Presbyterian Church in Laguna Woods, California, and now at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.   I have listened forContinue reading “Diagnosticians, Clinicians, and Cheerleaders”

Co-opting Christ

April 17, 2022 What happens when you know you need to say something…..but you don’t?   I mean, you have your reasons, right?   You don’t want to be judgey … or be judged.  What will people think?  What will people say? Sometimes speaking truth is a fearful thing… So, sometimes we say nothing… This is where the women in Mark’s gospelContinue reading “Co-opting Christ”

What the Wilderness Reveals

March 12, 2022 Wilderness.    A harsh place. An abandoned place. An uninhabited place. A neglected place. Throughout history, people have gone into the wilderness to ‘find themselves,’ to spend undistracted time examining their thoughts, testing their character, attending to those neglected parts of themselves in need of care.   Wilderness is the place where the ‘who’Continue reading “What the Wilderness Reveals”

The Unexpected Pop-Up Village

February 26, 2022 Ecclesiastes 4:4-12; Isaiah 49:15-16 I have written about villages before.  Perhaps we’re familiar with the African proverb of Igbo and Yoruba origin that states:  it takes a village to raise a child.  The expression conjures up visions of family, friends, those and in our immediate relational community whose ‘assumed job’ it is to care.  TheyContinue reading “The Unexpected Pop-Up Village”

A Question of Location – It’s a Game Changer

January 16, 2022 I recently watched an interesting piece on ’60 Minutes’ about an organization, StoryCorps, which travels the country recording responses to the question: “What would you say to people you love if you knew you only had 40 minutes left to live?” The purpose? To reorient priorities.  Recently, the group began a new project: OneContinue reading “A Question of Location – It’s a Game Changer”