Book Review- The Contemplative Pastor

The pastor's question is, "Who are these particular people, and how can I be with them in such a way that they can become what God is making them?"- Eugene Peterson I'm currently in a "wait and see" season of life.  I've described it to a friend as feeling like a shepherd with no flock.  Our … Continue reading Book Review- The Contemplative Pastor

Thoughts on the Trinity

Deep longings pervade the human heart.  We long for selfless, unending love from someone we can trust to be faithful and helpful. People want to be loved. People want relationships. People want communication. Most of the technological advancement in our day comes from people trying to connect and communicate with others: its how we got … Continue reading Thoughts on the Trinity

Someday, Someday

This world is not our home.  I'm reminded of that whenever I or someone close to me experiences pain and trouble.  Things aren't the way they are supposed to be. But someday...someday...God is going to right every wrong.  Someday, all the poor and powerless will be invited to sit down at a great feast in … Continue reading Someday, Someday

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

These past two weeks I've shared some thoughts on Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the final section of this great song of David. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 3

Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

I love the Psalms.  They are such rich, authentic prayers by real, broken people.  Last week, I shared some reflections on the first part of Psalm 23.  Today, I want to look at the middle section of Psalm 23. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: Psalm 23 Part 2

Fitness Friday: The Tyranny of the Scale

I weigh myself everyday.  Sometimes twice a day.  Experts recommend that you don't do that.  Whatever.  However- when you do that, what can happen is you experience what I like to call the Tyranny of the Scale.  Most people, when they are losing weight, will lose a few pounds, then gain a pound, then plateau … Continue reading Fitness Friday: The Tyranny of the Scale

Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm

The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Psalm 23:1-3 (KJV) This is probably the most well known chapter in the Bible.  … Continue reading Reflections on the Psalms: 23rd Psalm