It was the second time Jesus talked about it. Some time ago, when Jesus shared his famous “Lord’s Prayer” with his disciples, he told them to forgive others, as they had been forgiven. Now, in this fig tree episode, they were amazed that what Jesus had said to the fig tree had come to pass. (And … More How To Keep An Open Heart
It’s a common question. I ask it. Maybe you do, too. Looking for some way to connect with a stranger at a party, perhaps. To see if we have something in common. Innocent enough. But sometimes it is more than that. It can be a symptom of our human-doing/identity-seeking syndrome. Oh my gosh, don’t we … More “What is it that YOU do?”
Because you don’t always feel like it. Some days I wake up, the sun is shining, the snow is melting, and I just feel good. Happy, hopeful. Looking at the good in life comes easy. It’s right there, in my face, maybe just because what IS in my face is pleasant. There may still be things … More Some Days You Just Have To Choose
I know the common definition of courage is doing something you are afraid to do, and that is mostly true I think. But not always. For instance, when I went through that 10 hour surgery on my face in 2012, it wasn’t an act of courage, even though many touted it as such. No, it was an … More New Year’s Courage
The Sunday before Christmas 1991 dawned bright and crisp, and our city was a glistening Christmas card after Saturday’s snow storm. Noisy snow squeaked underfoot as I trudged hurriedly to the entrance of the church. I was the worship leader and running late. I had dawdled way too long at home, mulling over whether or … More Five First Christmases
Wouldn’t we all love to see it at last? Peace on earth? Every year as we deck the halls and trek the malls, there returns the old hankering for the promise of the angels to come to pass. Mostly, at this point in history, we are just thankful for a week long respite from hearing … More Peace On Earth?
It has been quite a while since I posted here. For those who have followed my journey this past year and a half, I just want to say thank you for your prayers and I am doing quite well! … Last evening I had dinner with friends. After dinner, the guest of honor played a CD of … More Ahead Of Your Time