Each of us can choose how far we will go as creators, which I believe is a collaboration with God. One source of clues for this belief is the ancient affirmations of Jesus spoken to a crowd on a hillside of Judea.
It is well known that affirming one’s children is key to their future success. But all parents work within limits based on their own parents’ limited ability to love and affirm. Even when we try to be affirming, our children … Continued
It does not take a very discerning analysis to conclude that the driving force of most human endeavor is focused on the material world. We are all living at some level of acquiring, managing, serving, or struggling with the material … Continued
I have caught myself blocking the thought that I could possibly be wrong. The possibility of the unknown, or lack of certainty makes me nervous, even afraid. Wrapped up in that fear is the fear of being tortured forever by … Continued
We are created to grow: plants, beasts, humans and the universe. Optimism is the gardener’s viewpoint when planting a seed, repotting a plant, pruning limbs, and mulching the roots; long term, patient optimism about life progressing. That’s one of my … Continued
In the wake of the scandalous hearings of Brett Kavanaugh’s assumption to the Supreme Court I re-read the story of the woman making a spectacle of herself by anointing Jesus’ feet at a very exclusive dinner party (Luke 7:36-50). I … Continued
A friend and I were standing outside at night in the summer, mountain air. The stars were gloriously spread across the clear sky and my friend asked, “What is the first thing you think of when you look up there?” … Continued