13 Dec 2018 0 Comment

Homecoming

By: Rev. Joanne Buchanan-Brown Sharon's Christmas Prayer She was five, sure of the facts, and recited them with slow solemnity convinced every word was revelation. She said they were so poor they had only peanut...
6 Dec 2018 0 Comment

Simple Joys

By: Nancy Wade “Don’t let any of it get to you. Let all of today wash over you like warm water at a spa in Imaginaryland. Everything is going to be fine.” Sam Sifton, What to Cook, New York Times, Thanksgiving Day 2018 It’s...
28 Nov 2018 0 Comment

Shuffling Through Life

By: Carolyn Gard "...making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding; yes, if you cry out for insight and raise your voice for understanding...then you will...find the knowledge of God." Proverbs...
20 Nov 2018 0 Comment

Intersecting Trajectories

By: Stewart Hoover I’m writing from Ghana in West Africa. The air is heavy with humidity and rich smoky odors. I am here for a conference but I’m attending the graduation at Trinity Theological Seminary. In a pristine, passively...
15 Nov 2018 0 Comment

Where is your Treasure?

By: Pedro Silva 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust consume and where thieves break in and steal; 20 but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust consumes and...
7 Nov 2018 0 Comment

Beginner’s Mind/Compassionate Mind

By: Larry Dansky In the beginner's mind there is no thought "I have attained something." All self-centered thoughts limit our vast mind. When we have no thought of achievement, no thought of self, we are true beginners. Then we can...
1 Nov 2018 0 Comment

Expect to be Wowed

By: Diana Shellenberger   “I think joy and sweetness and affection are a spiritual path. We’re here to know God, to love and serve God, and to be blown away by the beauty and miracle of nature. You just have to get rid of so...
25 Oct 2018 0 Comment

You Must Lose Things

By: Dean Keller Along life’s way we all seem to gain the experience to see the wisdom in these clear words written by Naomi Shihab Nye in her poem ,“Kindness.” Before you know what kindness really is you must lose...
18 Oct 2018 0 Comment

Sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself…

By: Laura McCutchen We waited almost 2 months to greet our newborn granddaughter Maddie. Three years ago, we waited just as long to meet her big sister. As grandparent set #4, we have learned patience. Maddie looks nothing like her...
11 Oct 2018 0 Comment

A Meditation on Rain

By: Karen Hoover “But now I tell you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of God who is in heaven.  For God makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just...