My Three Questions

Last Sunday I preached on the “Ages and Stages” in life. I’m wondering what folks are thinking about the three questions I posed in the sermon?

As a recap, I noted there are physical realities of getting older. From that first year of life until the end, we change. Our numerical … read more.

Small Acts of Kindness

“How do we change the world? One random act of kindness at a time.” — Morgan Freeman

As we head towards Valentine’s Day, I’ve been noticing little acts of care and kindness.

I am grateful for the grocery clerk who noted one of my purchases was ‘buy … read more.

A Needed Tribute

On Tuesday evening the nation set aside a time to mourn the 400,000 lives lost to the Covid-19 virus. The ceremony included prayer, beautiful music, and brief words from President-Elect Biden and Vice President-Elect Harris. It was a needed moment.

The setting was particularly striking. The … read more.

Cleaning Up

I write one week after attackers ransacked our Capitol.

From what I have read, the halls of the capitol have been more or less cleaned up. The broken windows and doors have been repaired, or at least boarded up, and members’ offices … read more.

2020 in Perspective

Christmas 2020

This Christmas our family took a while to work out holiday plans which felt safe. We tracked the weather closely and had honest conversations about the nature of our individual contacts. Ultimately, we concluded an outside visit for a few hours on … read more.

Fitting in Laughter this Season

Dec 17, 2020

Once in a while something strikes us as funny. Really funny. And we find ourselves laughing almost until we cry. Can you remember such a time? More often we laugh in smaller doses, during an evening of conversation, or … read more.

Leading Toward This Thanksgiving

Like just about everything in 2020, the Thanksgiving Day holiday will be different this year.

Families, friends, and neighbors are weighing the risks of the traditional Thanksgiving gatherings. Should we gather at all? If so, how many might be together? Should we … read more.

Nov. 4 Post-Election Message

Dear Members and Friends,

We awake this morning to the confirmation of what many had anticipated: we don’t yet know who won the presidential election. We had told one another the results would likely not be known on Tuesday, nonetheless it is unsettling to not have … read more.

The Loss of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

It has not even been a week since Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. She is already a legend, and we mourn her loss.

The news coverage has been intense. Many stories recap her life. Many more (it seems) offer speculation on her successor, and when and … read more.