We are being PUNKED by Trump.

Having a hard time sleeping at night lately?Has all of the hatred, bigotry, Islamophobia, misogyny, homophobia, anti-immigrant rhetoric that Donald Trump has been spewing and evoking in others been getting you down?Baffled that Trump has now been having his followers raise their right hands in a neo-nazi "Heil Hitler!" fashion?Insomnia can take years off our lives.     I have an answer...."..But it could be that we don't need … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Defiance.

Thanksgiving.Seems like a goodthing right? Seems kinda holy. Seems kinda churchy.Except, it’s not a Christian holiday. It’s not part of the liturgical calendar, and they don’t really train us preachers in how to deal with it. Like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, it’s just one of those secular, civil holidays that many American church-goers “assume” is blessed and sanctioned by the Church.Now it’s not like Thanksgiving is foreign to Christianity. We tend to think it’s good to give … [Read more...]

Handling the Haters: Tips for those who write blogs & those who read them.

You've just read a terrific blog or news-story from one of your favorite writers - perhaps it's even one that you wrote. You're basking in the glow of someone's creativity. You've been blessed by their wit and humor. And you've allowed your mind to walk a mile in another person's moccasins to see the world as they see it. You're relishing in an insightful, fresh perspective. And you're sporting a knowing grin of satisfaction and delight having experienced a slice of the heights of our collective … [Read more...]