Advent - Monday, November 30
Posted on November 30, 2015

One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord. - Deuteronomy 8:3

It is good to remind ourselves that we need to feed both body and soul. Moses, in reflecting on the desert experience, reminds his people that God’s concern is for the whole human being. When we take a few moments to pray we are feeding that inner self where God’s word can take root.

Let us savor today a favorite word or phrase from the Bible that is precious to us.

Advent - Sunday, November 29
Posted on November 29, 2015

Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. - Genesis 1:3

The first word that God speaks into our world is a command for light, that vital component of every journey. As we set forth this Advent the world of nature is growing darker, the days ever shorter. This sometimes seems to mirror our spiritual state so we can honestly begin today by praying these words of God back to God.

We ask this day for light for our Advent journey.

God Speaks Himself into Our World
Posted on November 28, 2015

One of the most powerful biblical images is the word. It was a sign of life because it had to be formed with the breath of being. It belonged intimately to the one who spoke and thus the sharer was given access to inner thoughts and desires. It could not be recalled, so, in an oral society, to have spoken was to have done something that was legally binding.

Giving Thanks
Posted on November 24, 2015

I continue to be grateful that in a world of political correctness to the point that anything that even hints of God has to disappear from public parlance, Thanksgiving Day still can be found on the calendar. The reason? Every day I find new occasions to give thanks.

What Is Real?
Posted on November 17, 2015

“Mary, where are you?” I gently asked the daydreaming student who was obviously not with the rest of us in analyzing Wordsworth’s poetry.

My voice did not really awaken her since she murmured back, “On the beach”.

Those Little Good Deeds
Posted on November 10, 2015

I have recently been blessed as the recipient of kindness on the part of total strangers. How simple it is to make a difference in someone’s life. Let me share what happened to me.

Don’t Miss This Boat
Posted on November 3, 2015

I have just finished reading the most amazing book, “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. It has been a long time since I was so enthralled by a true story of perseverance and courage.