Month: November 2015


hope


It can be very painful to believe in an all-powerful and all-knowing God.  It would be so much easier to believe in a Wizard of Oz god who was really doing his or her pathetic best but was really mostly just pulling levers and pushing buttons which keep people impressed...

story


Sitting with a friend over a sandwich recently, we told each other our life story. Not all of it. Just some of the story of our respective journeys in life. We are different people and yet there were so many similarities – like recipes for different casseroles with similar base...

Silence, Beholding and Pledging


My mentor, Maggie Ross, says that silence and beholding are the natural state of a human who knows they were made in the image and likeness of God. (1) She believes that the solitary moments and periods of our life allow us to be in awe of God and that...

The Words. The words. Making meaning


  This is my letter-writing desk.  I love to write letters.  My father gave me a bottle of ink one day and said, "This little bit of liquid can raise cities and can poison relationships.  Use this ink with great care to motivate people to be their best selves. " ...

Lazarus


  Yesterday, the gospel was the Raising of Lazarus.  When Jesus brings Lazarus back to life, He shouts. Don’t you wonder why Jesus shouts? I do. I am an Episcopalian.  Episcopalians do not shout.  It is rude.  And monks who live in a monastery – they do not shout. Priests...