June 29, 2016

When’s the last time you looked down as you walked the streets of Moundridge?  Did you notice the manhole covers?  According to their stamps, they were forged in foundries near and abroad.  I’ve spotted Oklahoma, Indiana, Hutchinson, KS and strangely enough: India. That’s right: India–as in the Asian nation with a billion people.  We get at least some of our manhole and water meter covers from India. Apparently Moundridge isn’t the only city to use iron covers from India.  New York… Read more

June 24, 2016

My greatest fear is living a life that doesn’t count for something. (OK, I’m also afraid of bad things happening to my children, Zika virus, and large, hairy spiders–but that’s another story).  I’m afraid of living a life that doesn’t matter, that amounts to a shrug at my funeral.  I’m afraid of  counting for nothing. If you’re anything like me, when you graduated from some place, some time (it doesn’t matter where or when), they told you to go out… Read more

June 3, 2016

We can be happy. God has invited us. Read more

May 27, 2016

God’s not interested in making us go-fers. God wants us to become lovers. Read more

May 13, 2016

Spring’s beauty invites us to love and long for God. Read more

May 5, 2016

Life offered to God does not depend on greatness Read more

April 28, 2016

If we aren’t open to loss, we can’t be open to gift. Read more

April 22, 2016

In a spirituality of loose ends, maybe we hold things a little more lightly. Read more

April 15, 2016

We can’t wait around for some perfect moment when all the stars align. Read more

April 7, 2016

We need time to be in a place, with a people, the years fermenting into affection and joy. Read more

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