Questions About 2020, 2021, Covid, and Kindness

Questions About 2020, 2021, Covid, and Kindness

This blog is a list of questions. Think about life, about lessons learned, about yourself and our world, about today and the future. Ponder about what I’m asking. Answer with honesty. How would you summarize 2020? What lessons did you learn from 2020? How did your...
five loaves and two fish

five loaves and two fish

From the book embracing now: pain, joy, healing, living  tiny ingredients for a large audience.not enough, those two words whichoften describe so many storiesof our lives.not enough.we seek.we hope.we pray.we reach.we fall.we have not enough. the crowd came to hear...
The Story of Jesus

The Story of Jesus

From the book Pause With Jesus: Encountering His Story in Everyday Life  I am glancing back in time. Into the story. What should we call it? The story of redemption, of transformation, of healing, of hope—according to the beliefs of many about the narrative, those...
A Conversation with Bob Bennett

A Conversation with Bob Bennett

(Bob Bennett has been one of my favorite singers and songwriters for many years. Please read this interview and also listen to his music. Many of his songs would be great for Christmas and as we begin a New Year.) Chris: Thanks for joining us, Bob. And thanks for your...
inside matters

inside matters

From the book a slow and sudden God: 40 years of wonder. the paper protected the present.it also presented the giftas something it wasn’t.colors, images.a cover, a mask. though lovely and friendly,the imagery lies about reality.paper, protecting and promotinga...
a different december

a different december

this year and last year,two collections of storiesplaced together on pagesin my mind of memories,have seemed to includemore conflict and questionsthan should be allowedin the minglingof twenty-four months. deaths and disappointments came,as they do.promises were not...