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
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)
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
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?
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