Making Love to Make it Last

If you want your marriage to last, have sex as much as possible. Now if you’re not familiar with me or my blog…yes, I’m a guy. I’m also a Pastor. But after 15+ years of marriage, my wife would whole-heartedly (and whole-bodily) agree. So, before you think I’m a holy roller religious fanatic and crazy…

Gated.

With my wife and kids out of town visiting family, I’ve been thinking a lot about solitude, community, friendships and self-sufficiency. Along with watching a bunch of great eighties movies. Eugene Peterson in his book Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places speaks beautifully to the idea of Christ “playing” in community. “We are a community.…

God Love.

Love is in the air – or so we are told. What love? Whose love exactly? The love of candy and flowers? Exceedingly verbose romantic encounters? How we love to distort and change, words to our own liking and meaning. Love is God. God is Love. God transforms. Love transforms. Love is not an it…

Bees.

I had a lot to do this morning and I was really tired. So, I got a late start and decided to forego my routine of solitude on Tuesday early morning and jumped into some writing, planning, email and getting ready for the week. Quickly, I felt myself descending the steep slide into an abyss…

Prize Possession.

What is your most prized possession? Stop, right now, picture it in your mind…maybe it’s a car or an instrument. A collectible set of salt & pepper shakers. A purse. A box hidden away in the garage. A sentimental tea cup from your great-grandmother. A family photo album or (to cheat) a relationship. For me,…

Walk Much?

Let me begin with a confession. A few weeks ago I was in Wal-mart. It was a Sunday morning and we had taken our kids after church to shop for our church food pantry which was in need of items to fill the shelves. The incident occurred on the juice aisle. We were filling our…

Young Activist

After reading excerpts from Thomas Merton’s “Letter to a young activist” I found no representation of this letter on any recent or current site. It is understood that this is a letter from Thomas Merton to a Catholic activist named James Forest. I find it appropriate for today…so I decided (hopefully without any copyright violation) to…