Stalking Hope

The World Series Chicago Cubs vs. the Cleveland Ball Club, the 2016 presidential election Trump vs. Clinton, and the dilemma of my church charge – close the church and merge vs. close the church and go our separate ways; these three “battles”, options, competitions are becoming entangled in my mind and heart. The emotional ups […]

Like An Olive Tree

Some of my sermon ponderings from yesterday: “Here now is the one who did not make God her stronghold but trusted in great wealth and grew strong by destroying others!” But I am like an olive tree flourishing in the house of God; I trust in God’s unfailing love for ever and ever. ” Psalm […]

And Love Is Love…

I used the word “bigot” once, actually called out the people across the street from where I stood on a platform in front of a crowd of protesters against Prop 8. I was asked by a dear friend to rise and say something to the crowd as a representative of the church. The word “bigot” […]

Breakfast With Temma

“Hi sweetie, how are you?” I sit down on the kitchen bar stool that I placed next to my daughter Temma’s bed. It’s a high bed, called a captain’s bed with drawers underneath and then put on even higher stilts by Tim, Temma’s Dad. It’s like Temma’s boat, her captain’s bed on the high seas, […]