faith, Pandemic Wisdom

Thankful No Matter What

It's easy to be thankful when everything is good. I'm always thankful when the sky is blue and the weather is perfect. I'm especially thankful when I feel good, had a great night's sleep and when all is well with those I love. I'm extremely grateful when food and drink are plentiful and all seems… Continue reading Thankful No Matter What

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Upside Down Faith

I began the day arguing with all my morning readings. Jesus Calling by Sarah Young started this way, Learn to laugh at yourself more freely. Don't take your circumstances so seriously....Laughter lightens your load and lifts your heart into heavenly places. (Jesus Calling 6-17 entry). The second reading I picked up is by Rabbi Danya… Continue reading Upside Down Faith

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Being Present

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

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Holy Hindsight

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

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Why Church?

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?