EO 2: The Eternity Overlay Formula

The “Eternity Overlay” is an idea about God that’s been in the back of my mind for decades. In a series of blog posts, I’m going to describe what the idea is, and share a number of thoughts about it. Here’s how the Eternity Overlay started. It was something I scribbled in a notebook when … Continue reading EO 2: The Eternity Overlay Formula


The most interesting thing about sixty, is sixties are interesting things. (Sorry, that just got stuck in my head, and I had to get it out. Stupid Tiggers.) Anyway, the most interesting thing about sixty is that we use it for something so crucial to us -- telling time. Very little in our lives is … Continue reading Sixty

How Can You Give Your Time to God? (Sermon)

This is an adapted form of the sermon I preached this morning. The text I preached on was the Second Reading, Acts 8:14-17. This was the first in a four-week Stewardship Program. Today's theme was "Giving our Time to God Changes Everything." When word reached the apostles in Jerusalem that Samaria had accepted God’s word, … Continue reading How Can You Give Your Time to God? (Sermon)

Give to God the Things that are God’s

This is an adapted version of the sermon I preached this morning. The gospel text was Matthew 22:15-22.  The Pharisees were clever. They wanted to trap Jesus, catch him off-guard, get him to say something he’d regret. So they asked him about taxes. “Is it lawful to pay taxes to the emperor or not?” they … Continue reading Give to God the Things that are God’s

Why Meditate?

So I'm learning about mindfulness and meditation. The book I'm reading, Wherever You Go, There You Are by Jon Kabat-Zinn, just suggested that I figure out why I want to meditate. What the purpose of it is. Otherwise, it likely won't go anywhere. So I would like to explore that here. First, I really want to get … Continue reading Why Meditate?

The Insight

Recently I was at a team-building workshop where the leader asked us a question: "Which button would you rather have for your life: rewind or pause?" We quickly divided into two groups: the majority chose "pause," and just a few (including me) chose "rewind." Discussion followed...most of those who chose "pause" said that they wanted … Continue reading The Insight