Finding Your Balance

Finding Your Balance

“Only actions give life strength, only moderation gives it charm.” ~ Jean Paul Richter I was reminded yesterday that much of our religious practice can be too much about our transgressions and not enough about our fundamental goodness.  Sin is always easier to see...
Ubuntu; I Am Because We Are

Ubuntu; I Am Because We Are

A missionary from First Presbyterian Church in San Anselmo, California came back from an African trip and spoke to his congregation about the sense of community he found to be incredibly inspiring.  The story he told was one that demonstrated the wisdom of cooperation...
Angels Among Us

Angels Among Us

“We are, each of us angels with only one wing: and we can only fly by embracing one another.” ~ Luciano de Crescenzo There are angels among us.  They show up just in time and come in various shapes, colors and sizes.  The love and support they bring allow us to endure...
Summers’ Last Hope

Summers’ Last Hope

“Why is summer mist romantic and autumn mist just sad?” ~ Dodie Smith Many of us resign ourselves that the unofficial last day of summer falls on Labor Day.  Autumn isn’t really here yet of course.  But schools have started, pools have closed, vacations and leisure...
The Fruits of Our Labor

The Fruits of Our Labor

“I want it said of me by those who knew me best, that I always plucked a thistle and planted a flower where I thought a flower would grow.” ~ Abraham Lincoln As we celebrate Labor Day and the ‘unofficial-last-day-of-summer’ it seems quite worthwhile to think about the...