Jesus' Mercy Changes Me, We and the World

Posts from April 2021

Enemy

I know that we are all saddened by what happened in Boulder a while ago.  I just can’t believe these shootings are happening in our beautiful state of Colorado.  Everybody is frustrated and asking why is this happening here.  Of all places, it was in a supermarket.  Nobody would ever imagine people getting shot in a supermarket.  We are all…

Down Time

I have been “laid up” for the past two and a half weeks after having foot surgery. I have the nice little rolling cart that makes it easy to get around the house, but there’s only so much one can do standing on one foot. Therefore, lots of my time has been spent on the…

Your Book

Dear Brothers and Sisters, When the church canonized St. Clare, the young women who was the friend and spiritual companion of St. Francis in Assisi , her dossier read, “Her very life was for others a school of instruction and doctrine. In this book of life, others learned the rule of life; in this mirror…

Bitter or Better

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord. See to it that no one misses the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.  Hebrews 12: 14-15. My latest, life drama was moving my…

How Long?

Jesus tells us that he is the good shepherd. We need that. We need to be led into peace and provision. For all the sheep. And so sometimes we wonder, “Where is the good shepherd?” The good shepherd hears our cries and invites us to join him in laying down our lives so that we…

Wacky Weather After Easter

Weathercasters predicted snow all last week and we have been dealing with those remnants, as well as some new snow, all week.  Although I am ready for Spring to begin, as it seems to be the right step to follow Easter, I know that with Colorado, we always experience snow until early May. I feel…

Honesty, Kindness and Unrealized Stress

During our research seminar a couple weeks ago, we had the Director of Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion come and talk about several topics that encompassed confronting bias in the classroom. One of the quotes they brought up was how “honesty without kindness is brutality” and “kindness without honesty is manipulation.” I think this is an…

Last Words

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Both the men’s and women’s groups are currently reading Henri Nouwen’s book “Here and Now.” If you have not read any of Nouwen’s many works, I urge you to give him a try. I remember my Pastoral Care Professor in seminary quoting that great soul Henri Nouwen that,” We pastors ought to be especially attentive to our…

Letting Him Love Through You

“Christ brought you over to God’s side and put your lives together, whole and holy in His presence.” Colossians 1:22 The Message The women’s bible study group that meets Mondays at noon is reading the book “Here and Now” by Henri J. Nouwen.  Reflections on living in the spirit, now in our daily lives.  The painting on the…