Real Time and Clock Time

Time sometimes needs to be converted. There is Chronis, mere chronological time, and there is Kairos, a New Testament Greek word having to do with opportunity, with moments that seem ripe for their intended purposes. […]

Questions for Contemplation

I have found questions help me think through most matters and often a variety of options. Questions can be a great deal of help between the time we see an opportunity or problem, and the […]

Joy

This morning I was thinking about joy. The joy of a new day, a new sunrise. The joy of a kind word and a smile  on a hard day from a stranger. The joy my […]

It’s Time!

Ecclesiastes 3:1 says, there is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven: I think it is time.  Time to jump back into church life and community.  Time to serve.  Time […]

Pruning

I was reading Henri Nouwen the other day about pruning. Pruning means cutting, reshaping, removing what has diminished vitality in our lives. Nouwen said that grateful people learn to celebrate even amid life’s hard and […]

An Excellent podcast

I wanted to take the opportunity to share a podcast I’ve started listening to lately.  It is called Good Faith and is hosted by  David French and Curtis Chang.  I have found them to take […]

What goes in, eventually comes out.

How Are you on the inside? I often do a prayer practice called the Examen.  You can find various versions online.  I recently saw a short one which caught my eye.  It simply said this: […]

Love your Neighbor as Yourself

Philipians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.  NIV One of the things I love about Jesus is His humility and love of all people—to […]

Busy? or Better?

“Martha, Martha,” the Lord answered, “you are worried and upset about many things, but few things are needed–or only one. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.” […]

Rest!/ ¡Descansa! (Bilingual

Lately, I have found myself running from here to there with no time to spare. I feel that I rush my quiet time. I feel like time is getting ahead of me, so I have […]