We Are All Blind

We all have moments of blindness…and are invited to see the world with the eyes of God.

Speak the Language of God’s Love

Have you ever noticed the collect, the prayer that the officiant says before the scripture readings at each of our Sunday services? Each week it is different and it is thematically related to the readings that have been appointed for the day. These prayers are all encompassing and audacious. They are meant to “collect” the…

Christmas Message: Choose Wisely, Choose Love

Right after Thanksgiving, the Christmas music started on the radio (And of course, we’ve been hearing it in the stores and shopping malls since Halloween!). I waited and I waited, but I never heard my favorite Christmas song. The title is When Love Came Down. It was written in 1999 by a songwriter named Chris…

The Wisdom of Welcome

The other day on television, I was watching a reality cooking show called the Rachel Ray’s Kids Cook Off.  All of these 11 and 12 year olds are competing to win the chance to do an on-line cooking show and win money that will be put away as a scholarship to cooking school when they…

The Tyranny of Perfection & the Gift of Bread

I’m not sure when it happened… but at some point in our modern lives, and I believe it was relatively recently, we became convinced that being perfect, without mistakes or flaws, was achievable and even necessary. Perhaps, the tyranny of perfection was begun when we created the digital technology to touch up the photographs shown…