In recent days, I find myself once again grieving for people I've never met, people whose lives were suddenly shattered with violence, people in public places, people praying, people believing they were safe in their daily lives. Often when this happens, I do not know what to do. I wish for someone to blame. In… Continue reading Choose Love
Sometimes I think we are at war. At war with the environment. At war with each other. At war with other countries. At war with whoever disagrees with us. At war with those who are different...even with those in our own families. Yesterday, we all got word of another mass shooting, in another place where… Continue reading Is This War?
I wanted to write about pumpkins today. I wanted to celebrate October blue skies and the hope and golden orange crunchy nature of fall finally arriving, or at least the hope of it. Instead, like you, I awoke to heartbreaking news of a mass shooting in Las Vegas. My Twitter feed filled with bad images… Continue reading Living Prayer
We've all been saying it. We've been shaking our heads at the events of recent weeks and months. We seem to agree that we hate the violence. We hate the division among races, religions and cultures. We hate what is happening in politics right now. We hate floundering over which phrase is wrong or right to… Continue reading Just Do Something
"Be glad you exited your ministry job right now," the voicemail from my pastor friend said. "...It is really hard to know what to say as a pastor when every time you go to church there has been a new tragedy." I could hear the pain in her voice and I feel it in my spirit too. The last… Continue reading Amenities, Not Necessities