Dare to Speak

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” –Martin Luther King, Jr “See that no one repays another with...

Dream Big

What is one humanly impossible thing that you desire to ask God to do through you and/or your community this year? I like this question  because it gets the foc...

Making a Gratitude Journal

My recent posts have centered around two themes: gratitude and memory, the two areas I believe God is leading me to focus on for 2010. In this time between Chri...

Welcome Little Child

From a Christmas sermon by St John Chrysostom (349-407 AD): “What shall I say! And how shall I describe this Birth to you? For this wonder fills me with a...

Anamnesis

As I look at the beautiful Christmas tree here at my parent’s home, hung with 40 years of memories, I’m struck by how this tree is like memory itsel...

A Thousand Gifts

“I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10 A year ago I stumbled upon a blog called A Holy Experience. The captivating poet...

Salty Speech

I often wish I knew how to respond with life-giving and healing words, so as I read through Colossians the past two days, Colossians 4:6 jumped out at me. Durin...

Advent Beauty

Where there is no beauty, create beauty, and you will find beauty. Twinkling tree lights against a darkening jewel blue sky greeted me as I walked across the vi...

Prayerlessness

The irony of my life-long interest in prayer is my constant wrestling with prayerlessness. At times it has been simply the result of not making time or taking t...