Sunday Ramble

This week was fun. Today, I want to try something different, a bit of a ramble. Today in my church, our readings remind us to love one another. Also, today a believer from my faith tradition said I was being “disingenuous” for defending the apparent faith of a political leader. And then wishing for peace. […]

Not Forever

i want to be with youbut not forevernot like thistrapped in timein stillnessa prisonerof selfish expectations. i want to be with youforevera river that changes its coursesometimesnow you see menow you don’tpredictably unpredictablereliably free. these thingsonly matterwhen you really think about it nowand then

FF: Marry Me

Click the frog to join the party.  Don’t care what they say. This is between you and me. Let’s declare our Undying loveBefore the oceanIn front of friends and family and … everyone elseOn a beach, sand between our toes,Carefully cracking glass ceilings beneathour feet. Tiki torches stuck in the groundwhere they belong,can light paths […]

Gravity

Last week, for my weekly spiritual reflection, I talked about Tolkien. This week I want to share the poem I wrote for the professor who let me write the disastrous paper that wasn’t. He then told me he was a comparative religion professor and he found this poem quite insightful. It seems to speak to […]

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 […]