Contemplation

Mar 25, 2019

  In stillness and quiet our souls emerge as the place where we rest in God; this is called contemplation, just being in the presence of God. There are, of course, all kinds of spoken prayers, petitions, the Lord’s Prayer, institutional prayers, but contemplation is a whole other category of prayer. In a sense it […]

Purpose

Mar 18, 2019

  Career, vocation, job—these are words that we find in our world which describe what we do in our lives. They may entail jobs in the business world or on farms or in construction or in non-profits, or self-employment. They may mean unpaid work as a stay-at-home mother or father. But when we talk about […]

Choosing Fear or Not

Mar 11, 2019

I’ve been watching a few episodes of the ABC-TV series , “Designated Survivor,” which apparently starts with the bombing of the capital building which kills off all but two representative and senators and many of the top government officials. So that the Secretary of HUD becomes the president of the United States. The ‘designated survivor,’ […]

The Prodigal Son and His Brother

Mar 04, 2019

There are two sons in the Parable of the Prodigal or Lost Son in Luke 15, but we often just focus on the errant one. He is the one who asked for his inheritance and then went off and lived a fun life and spent/lost all his inheritance. He was brought to his knees by […]