All You Need is Love

All You Need is Love

“We’ve got the gift of love, but love is like a precious plant.  You can’t just accept it and leave it in the cupboard, or just think it’s gonna get on with itself.  You gotta keep watering it.  You’ve got to really look after it…and nurture it.” ~ John Lennon Love is...
How Blest are the Peacemakers

How Blest are the Peacemakers

“In spite of everything I still believe people are good at heart.” ~ Anne Frank This powerful statement of a teenage Jewish girl has inspired people to compassionate action and peacemaking since it first appeared in print over 70 years ago.  One of the most widely...
The Game-Day Playbook

The Game-Day Playbook

When we place our dependence in God, we are unencumbered, and we have no worry. ~ Coach Vince Lombardi I often tell my clients that operating without a plan is akin to playing on a football field that has no hash marks.  You never know where you are or how much...
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...