May 29, 2020

I had to sit and be quiet for a couple of days to reflect, pray and be thoughtful in my wording.   According to John Hopkins 102,323 people have died in the United States as...

May 28, 2020

On my screen yesterday was the hopeful launch of SpaceX  Demo-2.  The mission involved sending two NASA astronauts to the International Space Station. I think it is the first time in history that a...

May 27, 2020

Puzzles, Scrabble, The Last Dance and then Trivia. Well, maybe not in any prescribed order but there seems to be some kind of evening entertainment.   The trivia quote was who said: (Don’t google it. ...

May 26, 2020

The other day I made a savory spice blend for my grilled chicken wings.  I grilled on my new Weber Spirit Grill that I finally received as a combined Christmas, Birthday and Father’s Day...

May 25, 2020

We chatted this morning about our bucket list. Strangely, for me it’s always been Poland and specifically a visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau. For Karen, I was surprised (even after all these years) that it was...

May 22, 2020

Okay, I know I need a haircut. I’ve heard it repeatedly for at least 8 weeks now.  My response remains consistent.  I’m not ready to venture out and be that close to anyone.  I...

May 21, 2020

Last night at evening prayer service there was a phrase in the Psalm reading (Psalm 66:8-20) that has lingered with me throughout the night. Verse 12 ends with the words… “yet you have brought...

May 20, 2020

The other day I suddenly realized that I was making a to-do list. The very weird thing was it was also the same day that I wore a tie as well. (We had a...

May 19, 2020

Here are some excerpts from a WSJ article entitled, The Science of Prayer written by Elizabeth Bernstein. (Thanks to Susan Keal for passing this along.) “Scientists have no way to measure the existence of...

May 18, 2020

Now I’m going to be honest. I don’t like tests. I don’t like any kind of tests. For me, tests equals being corrected, usually with a red pen and a final grade of C-...

May 15, 2020

Yesterday was World Day of Prayer. Pope Francis invited people of all faiths to unite in prayer, fasting and works of charity to end to the Covid-19 pandemic. Dr. Kathleen Weller organized a 12...

May 14, 2020

At Bible Study on Tuesday Rev. Dr. Paul Reiter shared this reading by Jan Richardson. Blessing in the Chaos To all that is chaotic in you, let there come silence.Let there be a calming...

May 13, 2020

Another first for Karen and me.  We officiated our first zoom wedding ceremony.  Congratulations to Andy Faber and Barbara Cortez who shared their vows yesterday evening before a large group of family and friends...

May 12, 2020

I’m moving slowly today so I figure simple and to the point will work just fine. A Hare was making fun of the Tortoise one day for being so slow. “Do you ever get...

May 11, 2020

About a month or so ago the Department of Homeland Security issued an advisory list of the “essential” sections of our economy needing to remain open during the COVID-19 lockdown.  A list of all...

May 8, 2020

The phrase “for such a time like this” has emerged. I must have read it somewhere in my meandering for resources for these daily reflections.  Bible content has never been one of my strengths,...

May 7, 2020

I was invited to join a small group on a Presbyterian Disaster Assistance (PDA) call to begin a conversation centered on how PDA, under such complex traumatic times, can be an effective and faithful...

May 6, 2020

I just found out that a colleague and friend has been sick for the last couple of weeks.  She had many of the symptoms of the virus and was tested for COVID19. Thankfully her...

May 5, 2020

About every ten days or so we place our order for a box of organic fresh produce from Honeyside Farms. We don’t know what produce is included so it’s always a surprise. Our last...

May 4, 2020

I spent the morning listening to music on YouTube. I called it work because I almost convinced myself that I was really doing something, like searching for an appropriate video to use in worship,...