Date Archives December 2020

My Neighbor’s Heartbreaking Post

Yesterday was about transitions. We saw the electoral college certify that Joe Biden will be the next President of the United States. We learned that William Barr has resigned as the US Attorney General. We officially lost over 300,000 souls to the coronavirus in the US while also administering the first doses of a vaccine we pray finally stops this pandemic. Yesterday was also a day of transition for one of my neighbors. Yesterday, she posted on our neighborhood app called “Next Door” that she could no longer feed her children or herself…. Read More

When the Sanctuary Burned

I am co-facilitating a small group in my church during Advent. Tonight we met online and discussed one of my favorite passages from Isaiah 40, “Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.” We read the whole passage, verses 1-8, but I never made it past the first verse in my heart.  “Comfort, O comfort my people, says your God.” Around 5 AM this past Saturday morning alarm bells hang out to the New York City Fire Department. There was a fire at the corner of 48th East and 7th St. The fire department was… Read More

The ONE thing we need after a vaccine

Years ago I went hiking through the rainforests of Costa Rica. I had never before experienced the magnificent energy of a rainforest. I remember my sense of wonder, walking under a fern frond and looking up to see that fern was nearly twice as tall as me. I brushed plants that recoiled at my touch and then opened again once I passed. I met a lizard braced on a towering tree who looked me straight in the eyes as if to have a conversation with me. Like Alice in Wonderland,… Read More