Monthly Archive: April, 2012

“Dead Sea Squirrels” by Beth DeMeo

April is National Poetry Month and as the month draws to a close here is a poem for all of us who enjoy the fun you can have with language.  I believe these… Continue reading

Book Review: “A Spirituality of Living” by Henri Nouwen

So much of life has rhythm.  The seasons move from one to another in predictable and regular motion.  Tides have rhythm.  So too the lives of animals.  Our moods and spirits even move… Continue reading

Spring is Here, and the End is Near

I have the privilege of teaching high school seniors.  This truly is a privilege.  Don’t get me wrong. But understand something.  The flowers are blooming.  The temperatures are rising.  Prom has come and… Continue reading

Drinking the Cup: An Easter Meditation for Sunday

To drink the cup is to accept your life for what it is. I would imagine many of us have sent drinks back in restaurants.  It was the wrong flavor.  The carbonation was… Continue reading

Lifting the Cup: An Easter Meditation for Saturday

In many people’s theology, the Saturday of Easter is the day of wrath and punishment.  The Son spent the day entirely separated from the Father.  The day Jesus went to Hell, according to… Continue reading

Holding the Cup: An Easter Meditation for Friday

This Easter weekend I am choosing to draw closer to the cross by way of Henri Nouwen’s little classic, “Can You Drink The Cup?” You may recall that as Jesus’ life was ebbing… Continue reading

Book Review: David Kinnaman’s “You Lost Me”

I just finished David Kinnaman’s latest book, “You Lost Me: Why Young Christians Are Leaving Church . . . And Rethinking Faith.”  Altogether, I would give it a 3.5 out of 5. True… Continue reading