Rhythm and Ritual, Listening and Change

Rhythm and Ritual, Listening and Change

You start out with one thing, end up with another, and nothing’s like it used to be, not even the future                   ~Rita Dove Dove’ s words from her poem Ö speak to the experience of life. The human tendency to resist change is interesting in light of the fact...
Opening the door to the clutter

Opening the door to the clutter

I wonder if it has ever happened to you. Someone is unexpectedly coming over to your house and it is not as clean as you’d like. It is time to rush-clean. Just pick up the stuff, take it to another room, and shut the door. And just like that, the guest walks...
Desert Surprises

Desert Surprises

We have all seen it. The green on the mountains surrounding Tucson. It was one of the surprises that greeted us mid-July when we returned from our summer trip. We could not believe it. As I drive by A Mountain each day or look toward the Catalinas, I still cannot...
Chaos and Faith

Chaos and Faith

Many people would agree that there have been high levels of chaos present in the past year and a half.  We have had to think in new ways, invent different ways to be church, and find creative ways to stay close to loved ones and friends.  This, in a word, has...
Sabbatical

Sabbatical

I appreciate First Christian Church providing a time of sabbatical this summer. I pray these months will offer rest and renewal through the opportunities that await us all. The congregation will focus on the theme of Building Spiritual Resiliency through worship and...