Chewing the Fat – part 1

Everything that night was out of the ordinary. I was passing through La Vernia, Texas with time to kill. I don’t usually drive through La Vernia, and it’s rare that I’m on the road...

parenting as art

Friday, March 2nd. The 10th day of Lent. you do your best you do what seems right in your gut often maybe even mostly you dont know why you do what you do and somehow in the delightful mix of...

God or the Idea of God

Thursday, February 23rd. The second day of Lent. There is a dog in my neighborhood that watches the world through a gap between two boards in the fence around his yard. When I jog by...

On the giving and receiving of kindness

Today is the first day of Lent. An act of kindness given from one person to another has its effect on the giver and the receiver independent of each other. If a kind act is offered...

My Seen Creed

Today is the thirty-fifth day of Lent. I believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, seen and unseen. I believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only something of God, I...

I still care about stuff

Thursday, March 1st. The 9th day of Lent. A day after I wrote that thing about compassion fatigue, a young minister friend contacted me. He is not long out of seminary and serving for the...

I never gave my mind away

Saturday, March 17th. The 25th day of Lent. I never gave my mind to the Church. Never. Even when I was a small boy and every adult that meant something to me was some sort...

Station Nine: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem

Sunday, March 11th. The third Sunday of Lent. Station Nine: Jesus meets the women of Jerusalem. Luke 23:27-31 A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts...

Chef Kokopelli

Sunday, March 4th. The 2nd Sunday of Lent.I posted something as "Pilgrim" at the Laity Lodge website. It will serve as my lenten writing piece for today."In Tim you will find a strange combination...

There’s a new voice coming

Tuesday, March 20th. The 28th day of Lent. Of course, one of the dangers of writing from the unconscious and writing every night without much time to edit yourself is that everyone can see your...