Reading Time: 2 minutes Decay causes people to lose heart—moral decay, spiritual decay, and, even, decaying matter in the natural world. We have a natural desire for beauty. On Instagram, people post pictures of … Continue reading A New Year of Integrity
Reading Time: 7 minutes In Shakespeare’s play, As You Like It, Touchstone the clown says, “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool.” This idea … Continue reading In Praise of Wisdom—Sirach 24.1-12
Reading Time: 3 minutes ‘Tis the season to… [fill in the blank]. In a typical year, this season would be full of activities. As we’ve all said many times, this is not a normal … Continue reading Simple Celebrations
Reading Time: 2 minutes One of my favorite Advent themes is peace. Often, I go to our sanctuary during the week, when it is quiet and empty. The sun filters through the stained glass. … Continue reading Celebrating Peace
Reading Time: 2 minutes Children look ahead to Christmas with a sense of expectation. They anticipate presents under the tree. Many kids pour over their Christmas list, trying to decide what to ask Santa … Continue reading What Will This Season Bring?