Nine years ago today I suddenly lost a friend and colleague. I'm not the only one who lost him. His family did, his other friends did, our whole church did and a denomination as well. I still miss him of course. I noticed in my Jesus Calling book that I've read every day since that… Continue reading When Everything Shifts
I keep working on it. I guess I always will. Focus. Attention. Noticing. Being present. The beautiful late poet Mary Oliver wrote it this way, This is the first, the wildest and the wisest thing I know: that the soul exists and is built entirely out of attentiveness. Theologian Richard Rohr suggested doing a five… Continue reading Being Present
This is always about the time New Years resolutions start getting old. This is always about the time I start telling myself the resolutions are not really worth doing or that they are clearly not working. This is also the time I believe the Girl Scouts have always known is the best time of year… Continue reading Just One Step
Today's blog is impossible to write. It is deeply personal and incredibly emotional to me. On top of that I'm writing about something which really has no appropriate words to go with it. All I can say is please bear with me here. I began reading the devotional book Jesus Calling by Sarah Young in… Continue reading Holy Hindsight
Has there ever been a more imperfect organization than the church? From the earliest accounts things were flawed in the church. Nothing has changed. Just read the headlines. From Catholics to Methodists to Evangelical Christians, we all have issues. I've been a part of the church my whole life and have witnessed plenty of what… Continue reading Why Church?