On Lock-Down and Laying Down One’s Life

I am stuck here, mostly sitting with my left leg propped up with ice on it to keep swelling down, (I had knee replacement surgery March 18th) doing nothing productive. The first few days I was either too dopey or hurting too bad to come up with anything to write or even talk about and…… Continue reading On Lock-Down and Laying Down One’s Life

Where Are You From?

“Where are you from?” This may be one of the first questions you put to a person who was a complete stranger only minutes before. I believe this question is the most quintessential of any query we may make to another. With these words, we are inviting the other to open up the door to…… Continue reading Where Are You From?

Mystery and Joy

Last week while I was driving down a side street in a small town in Indiana I saw something up ahead on the sidewalk that I could not figure out. It was sky blue, topped with a shiny silvery dome. And it was moving very slowly. As I neared the object and it became clear…… Continue reading Mystery and Joy

Doing the Right Thing

I was surprised when five year old Dylan (not his real name) broke ranks with the group of older children, most of whom he knew – one was his brother, to cross the invisible line and hand another child the pair of shoes he was holding.  He did this without anyone prompting him. In fact…… Continue reading Doing the Right Thing

All is Not Well

It is not OK.  It is not well with my soul, and no manner of things are well. Not to disparage Julian of Norwich, but this is how I feel. I am so used to hearing of men, women and children being gunned down by evil, that my heart has become crusted over with scar…… Continue reading All is Not Well

My Beloved

 In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.  And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him.  And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Beloved Son, with whom I…… Continue reading My Beloved