Why Your Spiritual Formation is Like Composting

Why Your Spiritual Formation is Like Composting

I’ve never had a green thumb. My wife tends indoor plants and outside flowers. I’ve never had the urge to garden, though I wish I had. But I’ve enjoyed making dirt for over 30 years. Soil, I should say. Dark, fertile, nutrition-rich soil that growing things need to...
Cooking Fatigue: American-Style Pandemic Blues

Cooking Fatigue: American-Style Pandemic Blues

Our local paper has a weekly section devoted to cuisine and often reviews the plentiful restaurant scene in our city that’s a magnet for tourism. Last week’s focus was captioned “No more dishes: 13 family-style meals ready for takeout.” The third paragraph in the...
We Need Constellating Light to Follow King’s Path

We Need Constellating Light to Follow King’s Path

Admiring Martin Luther King Jr.’s dream is not the same as being captured by it. Too many find it possible to respect the man but relinquish the mission. It has become too easy to revere the dreamer but renege on the dream. So, let us now recall the deep roots...