A Rainy Saturday

(July 1, 2017) It's a very rainy Saturday morning here in Rochester. Actually, I love these days. Saturday morning is my time to meditate and write my sermon ... clear my head for tomorrow's worship ... and just have time alone with God. I guess it's my Sabbath though sometimes I still rail at such a formal title for time spent in my Center. I've always loved the rain. It makes me think I'm … [Read more...]

3 Buckets, Franchising, & Redefinition

(June 26, 2017) Okay. So I got back from Louisville and pretty much crashed yesterday as I sought to just let my mind unpack itself. Do you ever do that? I liken it to focusing on the work of dicing the veggies for a stir fry while the oil heats in the wok and the ginger root flavors the oil. My focus is one place but I know that the work is happening on its own nearby even when I'm not focused … [Read more...]

How do YOU rate?

(June 23, 2017) Our Presbyterian Church (USA) is BLESSED with creative, amazing people of integrity, intelligence and deep Spirit. And I have been humbled to sit among them today as we looked at - and prayed for - people in our churches who are scared and sometimes hopeless as they wonder where God is calling them. It's confusing to not be able to see where Spirit is leading because you've been … [Read more...]

“Are you revitalizing?”

(June 22, 2017) Well, the travel went smoothly. I connected with a dear friend and made it to the conference center where I'm staying (on grounds of the Louisville Presbyterian Seminary) with about 20 minutes to spare.  The other participants and I were to meet in the main lobby at 6 so I walked down the curving staircase and saw a group of people in one area. I walked over and looked at them, … [Read more...]

At the Airport

(June 22, 2017). Hope you all had a Happy Solstice yesterday. I'm always a little sad at the Summer Solstice because it means the days start getting shorter. But if you think about it, we're ALWAYS changing ... either they're getting longer or shorter. We just don't think of it that way most of the time. And my life is all about change today ... well, truth be told, it's about change every … [Read more...]