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

Judging Yesterday

It seems we can’t make it through a week without some new allegation or image from the past coming forth on the media to condemn some public figure.  The most recent are the images of Democratic Governor Ralph Northam in blackface alongside a person dressed in KKK garb.  The photo is sooooo offensive, I cannot…… Continue reading Judging Yesterday

Psalm 23; a New Experience

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures, Beside still waters he leads me. If I were a sheep, the opening words to this hymn of praise written by a shepherd boy named David over 3,000 years ago would be describing heaven to me. A…… Continue reading Psalm 23; a New Experience

A Simple Faith

“I saw God in the sky and his crown was all golden,” she began her story, “and I felt tingling in my hand.” She then lifted up her left hand and showed us the scar where her flesh had been ravished by an antibiotic-resistant bacterial infection that had landed her in the hospital. “You could…… Continue reading A Simple Faith