Prepare

There is no such thing as a “blank slate.” When people come to a moment of creative action they have been preparing, consciously or unconsciously, for that work. Personal experience,…

Sorrow

This past week my parents finalized the sale of my childhood home. The evening before settlement we gathered with friends and family in the now-empty house and shared a final…

Still

Be still, and know that I am God. That sentence, from Psalm 46, speaks of the wonder of stillness. I have written many times on this blog about my uncomfortable…

Cup

In many human cultures there is a strong link between a cup and “hospitality.” Even in our hospitality-starved culture, one of the first things we ask guests is, “May I…

Forgiveness

Tonight Central Baptist a mid-week Lent soup supper and worship for our Tri-Boro Ministerium. The theme of the evening was “forgiveness” which, given the subject of our Lenten discussion group,…