April 21, 2021

I spent time reading the reactions of elected officials, the rich and famous, the (semi, pseudo and saintly) religious and ordinary regarding the verdict of guilty “on all accounts”, paying attention...

April 20, 2021

Sabbath has been on my mind. I’m not sure why certain topics or notions get stuck in my head but it happens all the time. I read something, someone makes a...

April 19, 2021

My father was an engineer. He had one of those minds. (No judgment – at least not any longer.) It was innate in him. Gift or a curse, he was analytical,...

April 16, 2021

It’s Friday so here you go… One day a man went into the bus station in Athens, Georgia to buy a ticket to Greenville, South Carolina. The ticket clerk told the...

April 15, 2021

As I ponder the text for the message this Sunday, I was again reminded of the emotional state of the disciples. They were afraid.  We’re going to look at some verses...

April 14, 2021

While I sat settling into my favorite thinking chair for some quiet time I glanced at an article entitled “Why Should We Protect the Wilderness.” By now most of you know...

April 13, 2021

I once read, “If your purpose is to grow strawberries there is not much value in spending your time, effort and energy in coaching volleyball and if your core purpose is...

April 12, 2021

I believe Richard Rohr OFM is the source of today’s reflection.  He writes: “The flow of grace through us is largely blocked when we are living inside a worldview of scarcity,...

April 9, 2021

In honor of the start of a new baseball season I have a couple of stories to share. “Two baseball players were discussing whether or not there would be baseball in...

April 8, 2021

Soren Kieregaard, the Danish existentialist theologian, tells a story of a vandal who breaks into a department store one night.  However, the thief does not steal anything but rather rearranges all...

April 7, 2021

Today is the first Wednesday after Easter. Surely, today must be special but in the reformed tradition today has no official designation. It’s not called anything special – just Wednesday. So,...

April 6, 2021

I went to my favorite ophthalmologist yesterday for my scheduled, annual appointment. Things have been fuzzy for me so I anticipated a significant update in my prescription.  I also learned cataract...