Enter: Divine Love

Enter: Divine Love

We’ve reached the time of the season, Blessed Reader, when I invite you to temporarily disconnect the literal part of your internal programming. This process is called Suspending Disbelief. While Santa Claus is already packing the sleigh, let us travel from the...
Enter: Divine Love

God Doesn’t Fix It; We Do

Peace has been the theme for the second week of Advent. And what a week for it, as yet another mass shooting claimed the lives of people in San Bernardino, California, and violence continues to erupt in various places around the globe. The shouting “to do something”...
Faith Drives Hope

Faith Drives Hope

Advent, the Season of Preparation, is already underway. It’s a time to look forward, joyfully anticipating and patiently preparing for new life. Depending on which tradition one follows, this first week of Advent focuses on hope or faith. While these concepts can be...
You Got It?

You Got It?

With the 2015 World Series now underway, I’m remembering an old, black and white film which includes a scene on a baseball field. In it, Bud Abbot plays a manager and Lou Costello an outfielder. Abbott yells at Costello to catch a line drive careening toward him in...
Rushing To Red

Rushing To Red

On my travels from my home to the church I serve, I often drive a four-lane stretch of road with a 45-mile-an-hour speed limit. Much of this journey takes me past several churches. Hence, the road is sometimes called Church Row. It’s also sprinkled with shopping...
Imagine, Then Harvest

Imagine, Then Harvest

One of my favorite scenes in the delightful movie, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory is Gene Wilder as Wonka singing Leslie Bricusse’s song “Pure Imagination.” In particular, the lyric, “Anything you want to, do it. Want to change the world? There’s nothing...