Month: August 2015


roots


  A church library, in a poor neighborhood in Prague   Luke 9:3-9:3 3He said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money—not even an extra tunic.” What a command.  I suppose it would have made sense if Jesus were talking to a...

darkness


  A letter from the one who is becoming in the morning’s wee hours. You must have created the life we know in the darkness of early morning. Our texts say you first created light.  It says You swept over the emptiness as wind and that that over which you...

my best


  Today, Lord God, I will do my best. Help me. There are so many things to do.  So many competing goods.  So many people who want things done, money raised, jobs accomplished, empires and reputations built.  But you, Lord God, view me tenderly and kindly.  You say that we...

making time


A friend of a friend came to one of my art openings at EDGE Gallery last winter.  Paul brought a bunch of his friends to the exhibit of  twenty funeral urns. One of them wrote this week and asked to have dinner.  We enjoyed each other’s company, found out we...

green


When your tongue is silent, you can rest in the silence of the forest. When your imagination is silent, the forest speaks to you. It tells you of its unreality and of the Reality of God. But when your mind is silent, then the forest suddenly becomes magnificently real and...

soft feet


  It is amazing how easily we humans exhibit our propensity to being annoyed.  And its not just me.  The people I talk to say it is the same for them.  We notice, in big ways or small ones, a trigger of annoyance that we did not get what we...

touching Jesus


About this time last year, I was returning from a vacation which had some nasty turns.  I was hit by a train, wound up in a Prague ICU, was told I would not survive the night, and then woke up a week later with my life, but no sense of...