Coronapocalypse

When I imagined what times of war and devastation would look like, I never imagined this. I imagined eating onion or bean soup, flatbread...

The Beauty is in the Reflection

I used to love to read this story when I was a kid, because I just couldn’t believe that Jesus would spit! And, this wasn’t any normal...

Finding beauty in the wilderness

"The water I give becomes a perpetual spring within you, welling up into eternal life." John 4:14 An Embodied Prayer to slow the curve...

My Reading List

On my trip to El Paso, I listened to several audio books, a few educational and a few fun. Specifically, I chose a few to learn more...

My trip to El Paso

“Words have power.” Toni Morrison Recently I traveled to El Paso, with the hopes of finding some language to pray for and communicate the...

What I remember on 9/11

—Friends stuck in airports who didn’t know when or how they would get home. —Friends afraid to go to their college classes after dark,...

A Prayer for Labor Day

Creating and Laboring Lord, we give thanks for the talents you have entrusted to us. We give thanks for physical strength, hands and feet...

Morning Examen

You can’t change your attitude, if you are unaware of your feelings. You can’t change your heart, if you don’t know your motivations. You...

Answered and Unanswered Prayer

Today’s sermon brought together several “pieces” of my own personal prayer journey. So, I wanted to share it with you. We began with...

Treasure these words in your heart

I invite you to take up a practice of the Daily Examen this Lent. Here's my sermon from Ash Wednesday with a bit of background on how...

Enough

Lately I keep seeing AT&T ads which have professionals who are just "okay", and they make the joke that “You wouldn’t want a...

Eat, Pray, Laugh

The last 6 weeks have been consumed with sleeping, eating, praying and reminding myself to laugh and savor these moments.  On December...

The Wholeness of Beauty

In December our congregation in Amarillo, TX received the gift of a new singing bowl! I was amazed by how enormous it is, and I found...

Building a Nest

"All returned to their own ancestral towns to register for this census. And because Joseph was a descendant of King David, he had to go...

Welcome!

Hi! Thanks for being a part of this blog! My hope is that these posts will encourage you to encounter yourself and your neighbor with an...

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