Your House

There you are, a highly respected astrologer, who discerns the movements of the stars and planets to understand the divine effects on human life. And one night, you – maybe alone, maybe together with some colleagues – notice something different in the night sky, a star just like the others, but there’s something new about…

Re-Birth from the Pandemic – Workshop

You’re Invited Are you looking for a supportive way to tell your own story of your personal experience of the Covid-19 pandemic, to help you process it and find more clarity and hope? I’m offering a 2-hour, online workshop to help people with that. Come and check out the information below, and feel free to…

Merry Plot Twist

My favorite movies become my favorites because they share something in common: a plot twist. A plot twist is a new piece of information that changes how you understand the whole plot line. It make you say, “Wow!” and then you have to re-think the whole storyline that you’ve followed so far. And one of…

Cruise Control

A 1983 Chevy Monte Carlo. That’s what I drove around as I made daily hour-long trips back and forth to school as I was trying to finish my master’s degree back sometime in the 90s. I’d get into the car and switch into cruise control after a frustrating day trying to get motivated to write…

Where to Look

The boiler. Anyone who’s been responsible for a home knows those words. I bet they instill a sense of dread. Maybe even set off a headache. Well, in the church where I’m staying now, the hot water burner wasn’t working, so I went down to investigate. I’m no expert, but everything seemed to be in…

Time to Dig Deeper

My parents’ house use to have trees around the different edges in the neighbors’ yards. Every year, the trees would drop their helicopter whirligigs, and some of them would sprout. If they weren’t caught and dug up in time, they would take root and start to grow. Well, one year there were a couple of…

To Really Know God

One day I was at a meeting of religious education teachers. After a while as I listened in Spanish and caught the gist of what was being talked about, it became clear: they were upset that young people weren’t going to church. They were upset that the youth were losing their religion. They were upset…