Our Father, who art in heaven

Aug 31, 2020

  Over the last three weeks I’ve written about the three petitions in the middle of the Lord’s Prayer, “give us today our daily bread, forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Today I want to talk about the beginning and the […]

Evidence of the Presence of God

Jun 22, 2020

“Please provide proof/evidence of your Sky Daddy,” went one of the comments on my blog post last week, entitled “Heaven Bound or Earth-bound.” From time to time I get unbelieving or even snide remarks in the comments to my blog posts, and mostly I don’t answer them. But I paid attention to this one, because […]

Multitasking vs. Being Present

Oct 21, 2019

Our attention today is liable to go in many different directions at once. Fear is omnipresent as the backdrop of our lives which we can ignore or we can face. One way to face it is to practice being present to God. To be present means to pull all the different components of who we […]

Those who can see and hear

Oct 07, 2019

Jesus spoke so often of those who could hear and see and those who couldn’t. I count 24 verses in the four Gospels echoing this theme. I am not so sure that we take to heart what He said. We think that we know what He means; we’ve heard the truth preached from the pulpit; […]

Transitions

Sep 23, 2019

A move, a new job, a marriage, a major illness, the death of a loved one–any transition can throw us off-kilter with a need to reorient ourselves and adapt to some changes in our lives. If we look at each change/each transition as a passage through a birth canal or a bridge into a new […]

Living in the Present Moment

Aug 26, 2019

  We live in an age of great anxiety and fear and dislocation of the basic principles of our democracy. If we are wise, we will allow that fear and anxiety and dislocation to bring us right to the present moment, to the presence of God in every moment, where He can reveal the joy […]

At Any Moment in Time

Aug 05, 2019

At any moment in time there are two questions to ask: What am I called to do? and What am to learn from this, whatever is in my life right now? If Jesus is to be our guide and mentor, then we need to consult with Him at every turn. For what good is it […]

Seeing and Hearing

Aug 02, 2019

How do we know  for sure that we are following Jesus’ teaching, following in His footsteps as we journey towards our life lived wholly in God? There is definitely a time and place for a pastor’s or a denomination’s teachings at the beginning of our life in Him, but Jesus warns us so often in […]

The Christ Child is Born!

Dec 24, 2018

And here we are, on the eve of Christ’s birth in this world, of his coming again to us, of his gifts of peace, joy, love and patience, of love and forgiveness. Tonight we will celebrate His birth in the manger, welcoming the new baby into this world. And we will welcome Him into our […]

Born again in us

Dec 17, 2018

“I gotta feelin, that everything’s gonna be all right Be all right, be all right, be all right.”   What is being born right now in you? What is stirring in your mind? What new idea, purpose, is there for you to entertain, to allow to grow in you? Imagine that you are pregnant—even guys’ […]