Mar 23 2023

We Need Each Other — at Work, at Play, in Every Way — to be Fully Human

We Need Each Other – at Work, at Play, in Every Way – to be Fully Human I’ve noticed recently a spate of articles appearing in newspapers and magazines about our need for other humans in our lives – from our workspaces to our social lives generally – articles about our interdependence as a species,…
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Feb 11 2023

Looking for Paradise

Looking for Paradise The name of an old friend, Pico Iyer, appeared in the byline of an op-ed titled “The Trouble With Paradise” in the Sunday, Jan. 15 edition of The New York Times. Not actually a personal friend, Iyer is someone who inspired me greatly in a book he published a few years back:…
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Jan 9 2023

The Spirituality of Walking: An Awe-Full (or Awe-Filled!) Experience

The Spirituality of Walking An Awe-Full (or Awe-Filled!) Experience You who know my habits know that a daily walk or two is a really must-do activity. So David and I take at least one walk, usually around the neighborhood or nearby park, each day – two if we’re lucky. (See my lead photo and the…
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Nov 21 2022

The Joy of Wine: A Drink of the Gods

The Joy of Wine A Drink of the Gods – Almost as Old as Humankind Itself Some of you know that if I am really lucky, along about mid to late afternoon, I retire upstairs to pray, think, read, and relax at the end of a usually busy and sometimes crazy day. I refer to…
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Oct 12 2022

Knowing God Through Two Favorite Writers

  Knowing God through the Lens of Two of My Favorite Writers: Frederick Buechner and James Martin If you ever happened to wander inside St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in the Museum district of Richmond, Virginia, or into historic St. John’s Church on Church Hill downtown – either of them when I was preaching – probably…
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