Love Letter 25

I love you. I really do. There you sat in our living room last night, (a place you have sat on other nights I should add), while I bounced back in forth between wanting to jump up and down screaming with delight seeing what you’ve become, and wanting to hang on your every word. You [Read More...]

Love Letter 24

Some days are hard to open up so I thought I’d pick someone easy to love today. Really, it is so easy to love you and there are good reasons for that. Your generosity of heart is just the place to start. It is enormous and it inspires me and it gives me hope. In [Read More...]

Love Letter 23

I am a lucky man. We’ve known each other our whole lives. There isn’t a time I know of that you weren’t in my life and that is a great thing. I love you for so many reasons – the way you spent hours and hours staring at the spider’s web in the Summer House [Read More...]

Love Letter 22

Every day is getting better. Each day we sing and its like the rhythms of creation are tuning us to one another. You know that our breathing starts to sync when we sing together. Brain waves settle in too. It’s more than a metaphor but it’s that too. We harmonize which I’m learning means that [Read More...]

Love Letter 21

A friend challenged me to write 90 love letters in 90 days. I’ve written them to my wife, to my grandchildren, co-workers, doctors, even to Robert Muller, (yeah, I know, it surprised me too). I heard some news about your future plans and this seems like the kairos for me to tell you how much [Read More...]

Love Letter 20

We’ve never met; you’ve heard of me and I’ve heard of you, but even without the requisite personal contact, it turns out I love you. I’m not kidding, I’m crazy about you. I’m hoping now that Michael clued you in, so you know this isn’t a creepy love letter from some sort of secret or [Read More...]

Love Letter 19

We’ve been at this a while – loving one another as Christ has loved you. When I think of where we began . . . how could we have known that such love would grow from there, that so much of our lives would be woven together? The love I have for you sweetheart runs [Read More...]

Love Letter 18

You are positively delicious, electrifying, and I love you. The passion within you stirs the passion in anyone who gets close enough to be lit up. Just look at your son, my God, what you see there is the result of sustained time in your presence. He doesn’t just live life, he wraps both arms [Read More...]

Love Letter 17

Dear Robert, This is a spiritual exercise so I thought I’d try and expand my horizons, see if I can open my heart to someone I might not immediately be drawn to. I heard you speak tonight at the Marin Speakers Series. We wanted to hear from the guy who “transformed the FBI” after 9/11. [Read More...]

Love Letter 16

Oh Sweetheart, I missed it last night. I missed having my whole body touching yours and it let me know how happy I am in your embrace. You feel so good when you’re close to me and I feel so alive I could stay forever. We join our voices too – mine was falsetto last [Read More...]

Love Letter 15

I loved talking to you late last night through the wonders of the electronic highway. It reminded me of how steady and alive I feel in your presence. You are an astonishingly beautiful woman. What makes you so? You’re pretty to be sure – a knock out really, but I think it is the heart [Read More...]

a reflection for liberals on Preventing Suicide, A Handbook for Pastors, Chaplains and Pastoral Counselors, by Karen Mason, Ph.D.

I’m writing this with Christians of a liberal bent in mind, though evangelicals are welcome to take a peak :-). Like most of us I want to defy labels, but for the purposes of this post let’s say that I’m not just liberal, I’m ridiculously liberal. I mention it because the author of the book, [Read More...]

Love Letter 14

My goodness how can one woman capture so much of my love for so much of my life? I’ve got it; I know why it is. It is because you have always been charming – even when you were little, really. I can remember it. No but that’s not it – at least not all [Read More...]

a reflection on Reviving the Church, by Rev. Michael Foss

Used to be, a young pastor graduated from Seminary, went to work for a guy like Michael Foss for a few years, then took a call at a small church somewhere. That’s not how it works anymore, which is why the Church needs books like this one from Pastor Mike as his parishioners call him. [Read More...]