In 2021, Expose Your Life to Wonder

In 2021, Expose Your Life to Wonder

While many of us have moved away from New Year resolutions, we should still set challenging goals for the short-time future and the longer-term future. We can build those goals from our values, interests, curiosity and wonder. Certainly, there may be other...
Turning the Calendar: More than Symbolic

Turning the Calendar: More than Symbolic

T.S. Elliot wrote, “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” Elliot’s prose may never be more accurate than when we say “goodbye” to 2020 and “hello” to 2021. There is...
I Resolve to – Stretch

I Resolve to – Stretch

Earlier this month, with the semester over and an anniversary to celebrate, Susan and I headed to a mountain cabin for a few days. The weather was chilly, but mostly decent, so we managed to get in several good hikes. Over three days, we hiked about 25 miles on...
Farewell 2020 – Few of Us Will Miss You

Farewell 2020 – Few of Us Will Miss You

The year 2020 is ending in a few days. Few will mourn its passing. It will be remembered as one of the most difficult years, if not the most difficult year, of our lives. Global pandemic. Racial injustice. Political turmoil. Economic uncertainty. The list is long....
Start Off Your New Year Right with the First Psalm

Start Off Your New Year Right with the First Psalm

Open a Bible near the center, and you will find the Book of Psalms. In many ancient manuscripts, the first psalm was unnumbered, untitled and printed in red ink to indicate that it frames and prefaces the whole Psalter. Psalm 1 is both a wisdom psalm, showing us two...