Marcus Borg & Gratitude for our Mentors—Prayerful Tuesday

This last week I heard of the passing of Marcus Borg. I was sadden not just at his passing but because I have learned so much from his writings. I will miss reading his words and having them open up my understanding of Jesus as both human and Divine.  Marcus Borg’s writings were instrumental in…

1000 Voices for Compassion

It feels like I’ve been all over the Internet this week, reading other people’s blogs, getting to know people I may never meet face to face, and hearing their stories. One of the new movements I’ve learned about is 1000 Voices for Compassion. I found out about it through their Facebook group, which has grown at this moment…

TGIF: Gratitude for Healthcare

I took another trip to the Emergency Room last night because I was having trouble breathing.  There were so many people there of different ages, classes, colors, and religions.  I am grateful for the care I received and the care those around me received.  My prayer is that all may receive the care they need to…

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Why I Agree with Bill Maher

It is not right – in fact, it is nothing less than slanderous and irresponsible – to infer from the mere datum of a person’s Muslim faith that that person as an individual is a slavering bloodshot-eyed jihadist. Individuals are individuals. Ideologies are ideologies. The two are not equivalent.

Bird of Paradise

“The forest is a peculiar organism of unlimited kindness and benevolence that makes no demands for its sustenance and extends generously the products of its life and activity; it affords protection to all beings, offering shade even to the axe-man who destroys it.” attributed to The Buddha Thanks to my much treasured friend, Mick B.…