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Category: Honesty

Praying the Psalms ...

"Everything depends on how we read, on how we enter the magic circle of a text's meaning; on how we smuggle ourselves into its words, and all the texture of a text to weave its web around us." (Michael Fishbaine) May you enter the magic circle of today's Psalm, smuggle yourself into its words and […]

Attention as love ...

I have Covid. I had to miss a big family wedding, which broke my heart. On the bright side, having to stay home has opened up a bit of time to do things I have been putting off. One of those things is working through my spending over the last few months to see where […]

Fear ...

"When fear, rather than love, compels us, we do really terrible things to other people." (Shane Claiborne) Think about our world right now. Doesn't fear feel like the primary emotion in the atmosphere? Fear + hatred. With these as the driving forces, really terrible things are being done. Everywhere we look. Fear + hatred = […]

Saturday selects ...

A brief thought or poem for the weekend, friends ... Pamela Greenberg's beautiful translation of the Psalms leaves me speechless. Her version of part of Psalm 27 lives in my heart these days: Don't give me over to the breath of my fears. For distortions in the name of truth, they breathe out visions of […]

A tip ...

Here's an idea: If you are invited to a wedding that you don't feel good about for whatever reason, let's say you don't agree with it, my most sincere tip is to stay home. Don't show up with a scowl on your face, assuming that it is better to be present at the celebration, all […]

Why I left ...

I am re-posting this short essay I wrote a year ago after I resigned from my former church. I do not post it to bring up old wounds for anyone. I post it to be clear about my own story, my reason for resigning, my deep love for Jesus and his teachings. ******************************* I recently […]

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