Nevertheless, Good News!

Nevertheless, Good News! “Say among the nations, ‘The Lord is king!’” – Psalm 96:10, NRSV The scripture readings during the season of Advent often come from Old Testament prophets or psalms that describe deeply troubled times. Oddly enough, that resonates deeply with...
The Eyes of a Child

The Eyes of a Child

The Eyes of a Child 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things came into being through him, and without him not one thing came into being. What has come into being 4 in him was...

Give Thanks

Give Thanks I’m not a big Halloween fan (too much sugar & scary stuff!) and Christmas is a holiday I enjoy, but my favorite holiday is Thanksgiving. What’s not to like about a holiday that involves family getting together, food being shared and eaten, laughter,...

OK … Let’s Talk!

OK … Let’s Talk! How many times have you heard those words?  Was it a pleasant experience – as in spoken by your significant other … or, possibly a negative experience – coming from your supervisor?  We have these preconceived ideas about how conversations...
November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews

November Book Reviews TWO NEW BOOKS WORTH READING Neighboring  by Jorge Acevedo (Abingdon 2019) helps us to see neighboring as a spiritual practice, something we can do every day, just like prayer and Bible reading. It provides biblical, theological, and...
What’s with Mister Rogers?

What’s with Mister Rogers?

What’s with Mister Rogers? “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment. And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.” – Matthew 22:37-38, NRSV...