Shouting Stones

On Palm Sunday, we remember Jesus’ triumphant entry into Jerusalem, the hot bed of his frustrations.  In our reading this Palm Sunday, Luke 19:39-48, the religious leaders of the day tell Jesus that his disciples should “Shut Up and Get Out”, not a literal translation...

Krishna’s Dictum

The upside of the Flu was quiet time.  No TV, no computer, light classical music, books, articles, my thoughts and meditation. One of the articles I read mentioned, “Krishna’s Dictum”, a saying from about 5000 years ago.  It’s safe to say that the Dictum has stood the...

Cultivating the Beginners Mind

We get the idea of “The Beginner’s Mind” from Zen Buddhism, which maintains that many of our preconceived notions and judgements can be overcome if we cultivate the “Beginner’s Mind”.  A beginners mind could be very helpful when listening to a spouse or coworker. ...

Wine and Whips!

You missed church on Sunday…we were closed for the big storm that wasn’t…it was miserable Saturday and Sunday, that’s for sure. So what do you do with a sermon that was never preached? We didn’t have worship on Sunday morning, maybe it was supposed to be that way,...

How does God Provide?

It flows from the lips of a variety of religious people, “Don’t worry, God will provide.”  Really…Just how does that happen? I’m perplexed by people who understand God actively making thing happen in our world.  Is God reaching down and moving a Pawn or a Knight, as...