Recently, I wrote about the man who frequents an intersection on my daily commute. (See the blog post here…) I saw him again today, and again reached into my lunch and handed him some food. Today it was two peeled oranges and a bagel with cream cheese. And I asked him, “what’s your name?” He … More His Name is John.
Today, I choose Beauty. I know there are wars and conflicts, Disease and death, Selfishness and greed, Abusers and liars. I choose Beauty. I choose Beauty because of the sights around me that take my breath away. I choose Beauty because I have seen Love acted out in a million different ways. I choose Beauty … More Today, I Choose Beauty
This weekend I have been practicing something that I haven’t done in a long time. I practiced using the “OFF” button. This particular one is on the cell phone issued to me by my employer. Though I am not required to use it to field voicemails and answer emails, on previous weekends, I have “just … More The “OFF” button
I was touched by a pastoral act I performed yesterday… giving and anointing those who came forward for a priestly blessing. The blessings I used were based on Numbers 6, one loosely based on Jeremiah 7, and others which were in liturgies or prayers that I have used before. It was an honor to be … More Blessings: A different perspective
It was lovely. Quiet. Fun. Full of pranks. And over far, far too soon. Here’s some photos…
Don’t go changin’… That’s what got me singing: Don’t go changing, to try and please me You never let me down before Don’t imagine you’re too familiar And I don’t see you anymore I would not leave you in times of trouble We never could have come this far I took the good times, I’ll … More Don’t go changin’…
When I was little, my grandmother would offer me a quarter if I would sit still for 5 minutes. Yes, she knew her money was safe. But this morning, in the quiet and the dappled sunshine, I would have earned four shiny quarters. When I was ready to go back inside and finish up my … More I could have earned 50 cents. Maybe a dollar.