Date Archives January 2022

Learning How to See

Already nearly two weeks into 2022, life feels like it’s racing forward into more of the chaos that we’ve become accustomed to in the past two years. Just when we thought we were nearing the end of shutdowns, shortages, and viral “tsunamis,” here we are again rocked by the waves of disruption, inviting the question once more: how shall we be in this time of unpredictability? We’ve been through a great deal since the spring of 2020, learning along the way about who we are, how we are, and what we… Read More

Today We Remember

Today we remember.  This day, one year ago, we lost our naïveté. White nationalism marched down Pennsylvania Ave. White nationalism stormed the Capital, threatened elected officials, attacked law enforcement, and changed our nation forever. What we saw, we cannot unsee. Today we remember. This day, one year ago, we lost our moral center. Yet even now we can’t seem to look, really look, at who we’ve become. “Just another day in January,” says Pence. Instead of accountability, let’s adopt conspiracy. What we saw, we cannot unsee. Today we remember.  This day, one year… Read More

The Problem with New Years Resolutions

New Year Resolutions are, by design, made to be broken. There is no practical or compelling reason to leave one’s present comfort zone in life. Why would you or should you? Few of us choose to change until we are compelled or forced. We might choose change if it promises something better than we have today. But that change is usually immediate. The invitation to change is often unexpected and unsought. Jesus says to Peter, “Come, follow me.” The story says that he dropped everything and went. The invitation was… Read More