Fixing Hair and Chasing Bears

For how many of us do questions of who we are and what we do have ultimately the same answer? How many of us get to be who we are in the daily-ness of that which we do for a living?  To put it another way...for how many of us is our vocation--our true calling--the same set of gifts for which we receive a paycheck? Some fields readily imply that one followed a calling and a set of gifts to find themselves there: doctors, nurses, mental healthcare providers; teachers, counselors, social … [Read more...]

To Everything…

Did I forget to mention? He is risen! Like many pastors I know, the day after Easter is a very special day. While the week leading up to the holy day is a time for deep meditation, the day that follows is a time for deepest vegitation. This year I went above and beyond my usual post-holiday couch potato state, and went to another state entirely--Nevada. More specifically, Vegas. While there is a great deal to "Do" in Vegas (for better or worse) what my spouse and i most enjoy doing on these … [Read more...]

What’s So Good About It?

We've said it before, we'll say it again...what's possibly "Good" about this dark day? in the Christian tradition, this is the day on which we mark Jesus' suffering death. We explore stations of the cross, or hear reflections on his last words. Silence, darkness, acts of God that shake the ground beneath our feet... however we mark the day, it's difficult to find a goodness in it. I suppose I could google "Good Friday" and discover what tradition led to it's naming. Wikipedia is great for that. … [Read more...]


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