Spiritual Reflection

I live very close to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, comfortably in the suburbs, but I have many friends/acquaintances/former coworkers who work or live in or near the capitol complex. There may be riots there this weekend because of the presidential inauguration. Because the world didn’t have enough problems already. I know. Plus, no one has sent us […]

So Little Time

In past weeks, I have struggled with what to say. This week, there is so much I want to say. I’ve now hit 65k+ on my NaNo novel. The monastery was invaded. Instead of taking the place over, the invaders “just want to talk”. The invaders have been distracted by an uprising, an uprising started […]

FF: After the Party

Click me! Click me!  When all is said and done, if i fail or i succeed,i fought for what was right, socome find meUp on a mountain,brothers and sisters waitto chime the moments. in the ashram, in the temple, in the sacred grove,in the forever between moments,in retreats far fromsafety (I know).we will meet (have […]

The Least of These?

I once wrote a paper on the parable of the sheep and the goats arguing that it was both a parable AND apocalyptic literature. I know, no one cares about things like apocalyptic literature versus parables. But this is the kind of question that keeps lit people like me up at night. I lose sleep […]

Be Still

I’m trying to write a spiritual reflection every week. This week, I have so many things I want to say, but nothing I feel like would be a good idea to say. Sometimes, it is okay to say nothing. Today and every day, God is God. When all is said and done, God wins. God […]

Reining the Tongue

This week, I’ve felt called out on multiple levels about what I choose to say and not say. James 1:26 is one of those verses that I hold up in front of myself a lot: “Those who consider themselves religious and yet do not keep a tight rein on their tongues deceive themselves, and their […]

God vs Bible Idolatry

I’m now back to regular work – yay – and back to having less free time than I’d like. That said, I really liked sharing spiritual reflections, so I was thinking of useful ones – and this one seems like a good one to share. Biblical Literalism vs WWJD? People have occasionally told me that […]

Letter to God: Letting Go

Dear God, Well, yesterday went badly in several ways. Top of my list is realizing that, okay, I really need to stop going to confession to have my sins forgiven. I need to stop even thinking about it. Because obviously this is not working. I know you have told me this many times, Father, so […]