I didn’t understand deception

This passage meant something entirely different for me when I was in my 20s that today: 2 Timothy 4:3–4 (NLT)3 For a time is coming when people will no longer listen to sound and wholesome teaching. They will follow their own desires and will look for teachers who will tell them whatever their itching ears wantContinue reading “I didn’t understand deception”

Transitions

There aren’t really “moments” of transition. They often appear that way, but the truth is transition is always a part of life. We are always “on the way.” We are on the way from birth to childhood. Those around the newborn meeting their every need. Teaching them along the way. Preparing them for those firstContinue reading “Transitions”

The generosity of life I seek

Dorothy Day had in incredibly influential man in her life, challenging her to the work she carried among the poor. His life had a profound impact on her. His name was Peter Maurin. She would describe him in her book, The Long Loneliness, as one who sought the common good. He was grounded in hisContinue reading “The generosity of life I seek”

Teach us to mark our days

A prayer given at the graveside service for my father-in-law: O God, whose days are without end, and whose mercies cannot be numbered: Make us, we pray, deeply aware of the shortness and uncertainty of human life; and let your Holy Spirit lead us in holiness and righteousness all our days; that, when we shallContinue reading “Teach us to mark our days”