The Pentecost of crossing the divide of this nation

May 29, 2020   ·  

Amaud Arbery, Bothem Sean, Atatiana Jefferson, Jonathan Ferrell, RenishaMcBride, Stephon Clark, Jordan Edwards, Jordan Davis, AltonSterling, Aiyana Jones, Mike Brown, Tamir Rice, Clementa C. Pinckney, Cynthia Marie Graham Hurd, Susie Jackson, Ethel Lee Lance, Depayne Middleton-Doctor, Tywanza Sanders, Daniel L. Simmons, Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, Myra Thompson, Trayvon Martin, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, Sandra Bland, Philando Castile, Corey Jones, John Crawford,
Terrence Crutcher, Keith Scott, Clifford Glover, Claude Reese, Randy Evans, Yvonne Smallwood, Amadou Diallo, Walter Scott, Eric Garner, FreddieGray, George Floyd and Breonna Taylor. More

Kids in the backseat.

May 24, 2020   ·  

The apostles are in the back seat of the station wagon saying, “are we there yet?”. They have been saying it for a good long time and Jesus is saying “no, not yet.” Sound familiar? More

Abide Everywhere Including the Malt Shop

May 17, 2020   ·  

Jesus says if you love him, keep the commandments. 

And we know that to Love one another is the greatest of these. Jesus follower or not, what does the highest principal call from us? We are to love one another to treat one another as you would hope to be treated. It is not a bad way through this life. Our staying home, and not seeing each other is an act of Love, and to do it, means that you are extending that Love someone you have never met.  More

Do not let your hearts be troubled..reflection on Grief

May 10, 2020   ·  

Long after my mother’s death, after I returned from Calgary, I lived in a house right off of the exit that I so desperately waited to get through to get to the airport to get home to sit with my mother, to wait for death. 

Did I do it well?  Not really.

Did I know how to sit with the dying; I learned my mum, she was my first teacher.

I did not freak out.

I said good-bye as best I could

Did I say the right things?  Some yes and some no

I did tell her I loved her. More

Frankie’s Deli and Lessons About Gatekeeping

What if all the aspirational things that we are called to do and be in the world, our High mindedness, our desire to bring more love more light more god, more goodness into the world. What if our desire for a good orderly direction is the moving in and moving out of the sheep gate.   What if it is our life with goodness and grace that we have as we move back and forth. More