What was it like for Elijah?

As we reached the crest of the hill heading to Church in my wife’s Prius, the Sun was breaking through the clouds. The warmth of the peaceful mo...

April 14th, 2016 |  


‘Fear is the path to the dark side’

“Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.” (Yoda)It may seem unlikely to incl...

March 31st, 2016 |  


Can Joy Win?

In the heat of political campaigns the candidates with the most anger seem to remain frontrunners. The agenda begins with an effort to defame the inte...

February 18th, 2016 |  


Is God Hiding?

Abraham Joshua Heschel, one of the great religious teachers and moral prophets of the 20th Century, tells the story of Rabbi Baruch’s grandchild...

February 11th, 2016 |  


Don’t Worry

“Things take the time they take. Don’t worry. How many roads did St. Augustine follow before he became St. Augustine?”This is the fi...

January 28th, 2016 |  


Praying for change

If you want to see things change, if you want God to turn things around, find a promise you can stand on. Instead of complaining, say, “God, you...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Banana pudding and sparks of ‘special’

There it was – as I opened the door to the refrigerator – a large bowl of freshly made banana pudding. I thought that I could write about ...

January 21st, 2016 |  


Living with Limitations

I sometimes wish I could live with my limitations as bravely as St. Paul did. Instead of boasting about his successes Paul would boast about his weakn...

January 14th, 2016 |  


‘Keeping an eye on things whether they exist or not’

We humans can be busy with activities and worries whether they are important or don’t even exist. Billy Collins, the poet, says it so well in hi...

January 7th, 2016 |  


Love like the Master!

It was 252 pages full of color and brilliant plans for trips of all kinds around this World. It came in the mail from a Deluxe World Class travel comp...

December 31st, 2015 |