Lost

Lost

Sometimes someone simply nails it: Sean Dietrich on Tuesday Here is the letter I got: “I’m struggling. My name is Joe, and I'm an addict. I've been to drug rehabilitation twice. I actually spent my 21st birthday there. Five years later, I'm still using drugs and I'm...

Seeing Christ in others

So often I find non-religious, totally secular descriptions of a concept to be so much more effective than the stuff published in Christian literature. I offer the following link as an example of how to "See Christ in each and every person I come in contact with." oh,...

Thin Places

Thin Places

Holy Trinity, Alabama where the light shifts when you step on to the property Of late I been more aware of thin places. Places or moments when the veil between the present and eternity is less opaque and even feels almost translucent. When one can feel the rocks...

Breathe

Breathe

I have no idea who Becky Hemsly is, but she speaks to my soul ‘She sat at the back and they said she was shy, She led from the front and they hated her pride, They asked her advice and then questioned her guidance, They branded her loud, then were shocked by her...

From Fear to Love

I sometimes reflect on those times I have known the presence of God in an almost tangible way. I envy those who remember childhood as a time of safety, innocence and carefree fun. I seek to remember the times I felt that way. Then those feelings of uncertainty,...

Learning to Live in Heaven Now

Learning to Live in Heaven Now

We don’t go to heaven; we learn how to live in heaven now. And no one lives in heaven alone. Either we learn how to live in communion with other people and with all that God has created, or, quite simply, we’re not ready for heaven. If we want to live an...

Image and Likeness = Need to create

Image and Likeness = Need to create

It strikes me that as we are created in the image and likeness of God that a driving part of that image and likeness is the need to create. Maybe it's just the urge to create, but I think it is truly a need to create. That is the source of economic systems, the source...

Being (as opposed to Doing)

Being (as opposed to Doing)

All this social distancing and its associated "quarantine" way of life offers, no, it demands, some serious reflection on how things are. It gives a space to learn what it is to Be instead of just to Do. In that space, I can hope to learn that I cannot possess...

Two edged sword

Two edged sword

A time be born, a time to die... When my brother in law died nearly 3 years ago, I sang those words at his memorial service. "To everything,[turn, turn, turn] there is a season [turn, turn, turn] and a time to every purpose under heaven." Today as we were out running...

Expanding the Social Circle

Expanding the Social Circle

Photo by Evgeni Tcherkasski on Unsplash We got brave: my daughter and her family needed to vacate because their house is on market and there were several showings. They brought the kids' bikes and skates and legos, and the son-in-law's golf clubs (his parents live...

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