What Now? Take a Good Look!

November 8, 2020 Today the election was decided.  Today many folks are ecstatic and many are despairing.   Today we are being given an opportunity to reflect on what was and consider what we want to become going forward. These last few months and years, the shadowy places in our hearts and minds, our families and ourContinue reading “What Now? Take a Good Look!”

Taking A Stand Means More Than Wearing a T-Shirt and Carrying a Placard

November 1, 2020 These days so many people are taking so many stands about so many different things.  Folks hear a slogan, get wind of a cause, and jump on the train – oftentimes without thinking through the responsibility that comes with whatever they have chosen to support.   Most causes begin with a core of well-intentionedContinue reading “Taking A Stand Means More Than Wearing a T-Shirt and Carrying a Placard”

Finding Goodness in the Midst of Chaos

October 18, 2020 Genesis 1:1-2:  In the beginning when God created the heavens and the earth, the earth was a formless void and darkness covered the face of the deep, while a wind from God swept over the face of the waters.  Just imagine:  creation not yet defined; chaos (typically denoted by ‘waters’ in the Hebrew Bible) everywhere; the windContinue reading “Finding Goodness in the Midst of Chaos”

Mixed Messages and Our Children

October 4, 2020 I use to find it sardonically amusing to think about some of the mixed messages we send our children:  Don’t take candy from strangers!  Yet, it’s okay to run up to a stranger’s house, say ‘trick or treat’ and get some candy!  Don’t talk to strangers and absolutely don’t tell them anythingContinue reading “Mixed Messages and Our Children”

The Focused Life Flight

September 27, 2020 This past week, as I was sitting on my porch, the weirdest thought came to mind: why don’t birds hurt themselves when they’re flying in, out, and among the trees?  I mean, really!?! Think about it. They’re flying so fast – but they never run into anything!  They don’t crash into tree trunksContinue reading “The Focused Life Flight”

Where Church Is

September 20, 2020 It has been a long several months for us ‘church-going folks.’  We missed Easter in our beautiful buildings. We missed confirmation celebrations, Vacation Bible School on the lawn, weddings, baptisms, baccalaureates, celebrations of lives lived among us that are now gone, potlucks, winter sheltering of the unhoused, fundraising opportunities for community needs. AllContinue reading “Where Church Is”

We All Are in This Together – what does that even mean?

August 23, 2020 I had a real ‘locust and wild honey’ blog for today – fire-filled electrons to share with anyone who wanted to read it – but then I thought – WHY? Why would I do that – there is enough fire and brimstone being spouted on the airwaves – and it is allContinue reading “We All Are in This Together – what does that even mean?”