Where Are We Going?

Where Are We Going?

Does life seem repetitive? Does each day seem the same? Do you get up in the morning, go the same places, do the same tasks, eat the same meals, see the same people? Even if there’s options, are they the same options each time? One season follows another. Fall,...
What Then Should We Do (Specifically)?

What Then Should We Do (Specifically)?

When you get under someone’s skin, they let it out with a yelp, like a pinched puppy. Now struggling with a crisis of conscience because of something you said, they have to do something. Their first impulse is to throw it back at you. They say, “What do you want from...
Mary’s Song of Praise

Mary’s Song of Praise

“Just say the first thing that comes to mind,” say the counselor, the chaplain, professionals of all kinds. Urging people to let go of inhibitions, they literally urge words out of us without judgment. With support and encouragement, we ask each other to just blurt it...
Breaking The Stupid Rule

Breaking The Stupid Rule

There once was a nursing home in a small town. You know how small towns are. Everybody knows everybody, everybody knows who’s in charge, so nothing ever changes, for so long that people stop trying. You know how nursing homes are for nursing-home workers. Low pay,...
Wait, What? There’s a Sermon on the Plain, too?

Wait, What? There’s a Sermon on the Plain, too?

You may have heard of Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5). If not, here’s a quick tutorial. Jesus is speaking to a crowd sitting on a hillside. His iconic words there are some of the most beloved in the Bible. He instructs them with words of wisdom on how to live....
Which Comes First?

Which Comes First?

Which Comes First? Grace, Mission, Hope, or Choice? You’ve heard the old quandary question, which came first, the chicken or the egg? I haven’t answered that one yet, either. So which comes first, Grace, Mission, Hope or Choice? Which one is most important? Which can...

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