Month: May 2015


discernment


If Kai and I walk out over the pasture behind our New Hampshire farmhouse, past the vegetable gardens and past the bee hives into the edge of the trees on the bluff, we can see the Blackwater River down below, along which bees will soon fly. We can see the...

friendship


Jesus says “I have called you friends.”  (John 15) Saint Chrysostom translates this phrase as “I ran after your friendship.” In her stunning book “Wearing God”  by Lauren Winner, she helps us to understand how God births this new way of being with God’s people.  It is simple really: God...

sitting well- a blessing for waiting on God


A blessing for those who wonder and wait May light fall on you in the darkness of wondering. May the waiting on God be an icon to willingness. May God sit you among the sages and the scoundrels, both, and find you peaceful no matter who speaks next. May you...

Charles is on a clergy retreat


Friends,  I am away, in the Colorado mountains, on retreat with the clergy o fthe diocese of Colorado and am away from internet connectivity.  This blog will resume next week on Monday. Be peaceful.  It's a choice you can make. Charles  

She just sat there, quietly.


There is an old Zen story about a cobbler who was charged by his neighbors with stealing vegetables from the village garden.  His angry neighbors ranted and raved about his theft, selfishness and greed.  He responded "Is that so?"  Years later they found out that indeed it has been another...