drinking tea: sanctuary and savoringPleasure is a deep human response to encounters with beauty and goodness. These moments need to be savored like drinking a good cup of coffee or tea. Even God stopped at delighted in after each day of creation declaring it good. In our nonstop working, producing lives we too arecalled to […]
sitting in traffic: liturgical time and an unhurried God, Romans 8:18-25 We are impatient people. We want happiness now. We want results yesterday. We want fulfillment and gratification ASAP. We think time is a force to be tamed, used, and controlled. Let’s explore how waiting is an act of faith, and a spiritual opportunity.
checking email: blessing and sending, Luke 10:38-42 It’s easy to think of some work or vocations as holier and more important than others. In the story of the two sisters – Mary and Martha – even Jesus praises the one who sits at his feet as a student, over the sister who is preparing the […]
fighting with my husband: passing the peace and the everyday work of shalom Jeremiah 29:7, Psalm 34:14 The Psalmist invites us to seek peace and pursue it. But where does that begin? Perhaps right at home, in the neighborhood, in the church and with real people all around you. We start small and nearby and […]