Tapping and Stepping into the Future

May 25, 2020

“Human beings want to feel that they are on a power walk into the future, when in fact we are always just tapping our canes on the pavement in the fog. A dose of humility would do us good in the present moment. It might also help reconcile us to the radical uncertainty in which […]

In the World, Not of the World

May 18, 2020

When we are in the world, of the world,[1] we see through our personal lenses, through the suffering we’ve borne, through our culture’s lens, through our own subjective self-image. But when we view everything through Christ’s eyes, then we begin to see the truth, to see what is real and true, not our own personal […]

The Lessons of the Coronavirus

May 11, 2020

The coronavirus in the United States is highlighting the huge differences between the poor and lower middle classes and the rest of our country. It is focusing our attention on the elderly in senior living centers where the virus can affect all the patients and the staffs. It is helping us see how many more […]

“God Alone is Enough”

May 04, 2020

“Let nothing disturb you. Let nothing upset you. Everything changes. God alone is unchanging. With patience all things are possible. Whoever has God lacks nothing. God alone is enough.”   This was Teresa of Avila’s bookmark. She was a saint who lived in the 16th century, author of two books, The Way of Perfection and […]

Coummunity/Interdependence is the Nature of All Creation

Apr 27, 2020

One star does not illumine the night sky; it takes millions of stars to do that. In the same way the spiritual life in Christ is not just about me, it takes a community of followers of Jesus to show His light to the world. All of creation is the story of that interconnectedness, be […]

Some Healing Suggestions

Apr 20, 2020

During this coronavirus season let’s dig a little deeper into our lives beyond the mind’s ragings of anxiety and hopelessness and the powerful desire to get back to “normal,” which I have found to be  a moving target at best. Let’s take the time to enjoy our families and this beautiful earth, to look for […]

“For the Beauty of the Earth…”

Apr 13, 2020

“For the beauty of the earth, for the glory of the skies, For the love which from our birth, over and around us lies.”[1] Everyone’ first reaction to the coronavirus pandemic is fear and anxiety, not just about whether we will get sick or well, but also about our jobs, our income, and so much […]

Trust in God

Apr 06, 2020

How do we come to trust in God, to believe and to live an anxiety-free life grounded in His presence? How do we come to be like Shadrach, Meshack and Abendigo who trusted God even as they were thrown into a fire or Paul who lived through all kinds of challenges including being shipwrecked and […]

Why Doesn’t God Stop the Coronavirus?

Mar 30, 2020

Doesn’t the world seem so strange now? It’s been almost three weeks since Mechlenburg County, NC, insisted that we stay home and closed the restaurants, schools and other businesses like bars where people congregate. And I would say that I am finally used to staying at home all the time except for daily walks in […]

God Thinks Differently Than We Do

Mar 23, 2020

Automatically, I think these kinds of thoughts:   I am judgmental: today a woman was pushing a grocery cart with a toddler in it in light rain. It took her halfway across the crosswalk to raise the hood on the girl’s jacket. And I think, “It’s about time.”   I am impatient with anything that […]