Another day, and another mass shooting (or more than one) hits the news. In the wake of these senseless acts many are drawn to ask some very straight forward questions… How can a loving God fail to intervene and stop the harm that humans cause in this world? If God has a plan for us, […]
Why the quest? Why search for something we can’t prove?
Some people think that a spiritual quest of any kind is a colossal waste of time. For them, the only things that are real are those that can be proven and measured. They might think, Life boils down to earning and buying and selling … eating and drinking and having fun … respiration, digestion, elimination, […]
I Choose to Have Faith. I Also Choose the Faith That I Have.
Recently, a quote from something I wrote was posted by a friend on her Facebook wall. That quote was… “The smallest ripples generated by an act of faith will produce waves that can’t be ignored.” Someone else then posted this comment… ‘Replace “faith” with “goodness” and you have a winner. Otherwise you could say the […]
As I walked from the office to the train this evening my mind began to compose. This happens to me on a fairly frequent basis. Typically, my morning musings bear the fruit of more shareable ponderings, but tonight I feel that my evening stroll through that odd blend of mind and spirit was worth pondering […]
All In (Part II)
I was recently asked to write an article for my church’s e-devotion series. I was assigned a theme. I was pretty surprised when I learned that the theme was “Go All In and Make Waves”. I’d written my original thoughts about going “all in” back in July. Now I have another shot at it with […]
I’ve often contemplated potential life changes. The reasons for doing so vary. In the end, I suppose I have some deep understanding that the change would be appropriate. Yet, I hesitate. I find ways to commit to the change partially, managing to hang on to a piece of my prior way of living. I manage […]
I once had a professor who emphasized the point that God’s creation is not static. He continually creates. For some reason I had trouble with this concept. The world we live in seems pretty static to me. Think about it. In the traditional creation stories God is creating some rather big stuff. Earth, wind, sky, […]