The Massacre of the Infants

16 When Herod saw that he had been tricked by the wise men, he was infuriated, and he sent and killed all the children in and around Bethlehem who were two years old or under, according to the time that he had learned from the wise men. 17 Then was fulfilled what had been spoken … Continue reading The Massacre of the Infants

Light in the Darkness

December is a dark time for me, not just because it is the winter solstice here in the Northern Hemisphere, but because I feel alone in the dark. Everyone around me is celebrating and I just don’t have the energy to do more than sit alone in the corner.  I know I’m a strong introvert … Continue reading Light in the Darkness

Hope, Light, Love, Advent

 “He who wants to enter the holiness of the day must first lay down the profanity of clattering commerce, of being yoked to toil. He must go away from the screech of dissonant days, from the nervousness and fury of acquisitiveness and the betrayal in embezzling his own life. He must say farewell to manual … Continue reading Hope, Light, Love, Advent

Cooking with the Holy Spirit

I stayed home from church today.  I stayed to make soup with the Holy Spirit. Not just any soup mind you, but my own Vegetable Soup. You know the kind, soup filled with chopped fresh potatoes, celery, carrots, turnips, garlic and shallot and fresh herbs.  All of them carefully chopped up into bit sized pieces. … Continue reading Cooking with the Holy Spirit

Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth PS 66.1

Photo from the Clergy Coaching Network, September 23, 2019 I wonder if one of religions biggest difficulty is that we cannot respond to joy. We remember and celebrate our failures but do not remember or celebrate our successes. In the Hebrew bible it is the battles that are recorded not the moments of peace. In … Continue reading Make a joyful noise to God, all the earth PS 66.1

A Heart Conversation

In the morning dark, In stillness, in solitude, I wait for you, O God. Your breath touches my Cheek Time stands still as I sit Resting in your presence. My heart speaks of fear, of loss, My soul cries because All has gone wrong. Your presence comforts me, You take my pain, My sorrow, and … Continue reading A Heart Conversation

if you wish to be rich

("The miracle is this: the more we share the more we have."  ~ Leonard Nimoy) If you wish to be rich, Love. Love a child, love a spouse, love your parents, love a dog or cat or some other companion animal, love the mountains, love plains, love the waters of the earth, love the desert, … Continue reading if you wish to be rich