Advent is a Time of Waiting

  Advent is a time of waiting. I hate waiting. I can even get impatient with next-day delivery. Yet wait I must, but it is the waiting and just out of sight is the time and place where God is at work in me. Gerald May says we must be willing to endure dark periods… Read more »

National Day to Give Thanks

Gratitude and humility are like oxygen and water for me. I’m grateful I live in a nation that takes a time out on the fourth Thursday of November to give thanks, and there is always so much to be thankful for. There are wars and rumors of wars–there is the creeping encroachment of our culture… Read more »

We would rather be ruined than changed….

W. H. Auden: “We would rather be ruined than changed. We would rather die in our dread than climb the cross of the present and let our illusions die.” What surprises most when I look back on my life is how I held onto things that were hurting me instead of letting go and trusting… Read more »

Theological Differences

“This past summer a network of relationships exploded over theological differences. Words were said–emails sent which angered and hurt me deeply. I resisted, for once, the overwhelming temptation to strike back, arguing my position as to why I was right and they were wrong. I sat silent until yesterday, when I sensed a nudge from… Read more »

Latest from Bucharest

Amazing what 24 hours can change. Not only can I change where I am from Sonoma to Bucharest, Romania, but during that 24 hour cycle I can let go of my expectations and embrace the life that I’m invited to live, not manage. 24 hours on the road can be a grand adventure and an… Read more »