True Love

It’s hard to believe that the month of January is already nearly over. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. It’s the season of lovers, romance, chocolate and flowers. Stores and other venues are decorated with pinks, reds and whites and it seems as though love is in the air. But there are so many […]

In the Bleak Midwinter

After a full month, those of us who live in the Northern Hemisphere have entered into the midst of the season called winter. The bleakness of this season has settled upon us. And even though I did indeed write a post just two weeks ago titled “January doesn’t stink,” there is some melancholic bitterness to […]

Shine bright

The young son of a friend of mine is such a free spirit. He is very expressive in the way that he dresses and moves. He dares to wear things that many would call unconventional, drawing attention to himself. I know that there are people who may frown at the way he is, for he […]

Do Justly. Love Mercy. Walk Humbly.

“O for a world where everyone / respects each other’s ways / where love is lived and all is done / with justice and with praise.” ~ First verse of the song “O For a World” by Sister Miriam Therese Winter In the United States, today is the celebration of the life of Dr. Martin […]

Another Way Home

The 6th of January was Epiphany, the traditional day when wise men, Magi, from the East came to see the baby Jesus, bringing with them gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. For those of you who may be non-secular or religious and are reading this blog, they are the “three kings” the Christmas Carol speaks […]

New Year, New Me?

Maybe you’re the type of person who makes resolutions or sets some goals or dreams for the coming year at the stroke of midnight and eagerly plunges headfirst into doing what you set out to do.  Perchance you’re more like Lieutenant Dan with the cold hard stare of a depression fueled by traumatic circumstances and […]

Take the time to find the sacred

Today is Christmas Day, a time of celebration for many around the world. It is the culmination of the Advent season in the liturgical calendar. And since I am one of those who celebrate, sometimes I let my beliefs settle into these blog posts. As I sit here in my humble abode, a blanket of […]

Love

Note – I posted this blog originally on 25 May 2022, but added to it 7 December 2022, so I am republishing it. “And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Matthew 22:39 (both the NIV and NRSV are worded this way.) I chose to lead this blog post with a Bible […]