Our Real Work

Our Real Work It may be that when we no longer know what to do we have come our real work, and that when we no longer know which way to go we have come to our real journey. The mind that is not baffled is not employed. The impeded stream is the one that sings. ~...
Listen to the Voice of Creation

Listen to the Voice of Creation

We begin our observance of the Season of Creation today, September 1, the World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation. I share with you the invitation from the ecumenical leaders from around the world to enter this season with awe, hearts and minds for learning, a...
A simple and prayerful meditation

A simple and prayerful meditation

“God is a God of life. Our theology is a theology of life.” I heard these statements more times than I could count in the time I served as a mission co-worker in El Salvador. Bishop Gomez would remind the church in times of challenge, when a big decision needed to be...
Called into motion

Called into motion

Praise the LORD! Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty firmament! Praise him for his might deeds; praise him according to his surpassing greatness! Praise him with trumpet sound; praise him with tambourine and dance; praise him with strings and pipe!...
The weeds and the wheat

The weeds and the wheat

A recent reflection by a colleague turned my attention to Matthew 13:24-30. I was grateful for the reminder of this wonderfully thought-provoking parable because it captures much of how I’ve been perceiving and experiencing the world. The parable of the weeds and the...
One Fun Thing

One Fun Thing

“I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live; moreover, it is God’s gift that all should eat and drink and take pleasure in all their toil.” Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 “There is a vanity that takes place on earth,...