Pentecost, 2015

The Spirit came with wind and fire, so we close the windows, we put in sprinklers and smoke detectors, we have flame retardents and climate controls . . . . . . and not just in our homes. The Spirit came and transcended languages, so we erected bigger barriers, we buried our dry bones deeper, […]

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Earth Day at 45 years old

Today is Earth Day. Originally observed in 1970, Earth Day marked the beginnings of the Environmental movement in America. Some really good things came from the original Earth Day. As awareness was raised, it led to the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency, passages of the Clean Air Clean Water Act, and the Endangered Species […]

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Surprised by Boredom

No one fears the dark- they fear what might be hiding in the dark. Here are the reflections of a guy who fears boredom and stillness not because of boredom itself, but because of what boredom might mean. Consider what happens when the same guy takes a simple, quiet walk.

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The “Perfect” Christmas?

One of the most memorable nights of my life came when I received a phone call from my sister, telling me she was pregnant.  She was young, unmarried, and not yet finished with school, so the news came with not a little trepidation.  Another relative called me later that night to talk about this news.  […]

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