Catalytic Compassion

Our gospel reading for today comes from the 14th Chapter of Matthew. It’s the story of the miracle of the feeding of the 5,000. But before I read the gospel verses, I’d like to put the event in its historical context for greater understanding of the forces whirling...

The Great Commission

Good morning! Today I’m going to preach the Gospel. If someone told me five years ago that I would be a lay preacher, I would have said, “not likely. ” In fact, “it will be a cold day in a very, very hot place before you hear me preach!” And yet, here I am. Life has...

Busted!

Good morning! I am delighted to be here, and I would like to thank Pastor Mike for calling on me to speak in his absence. The scripture readings for today have special meaning for me, and I’ve always found them compelling, even difficult. Because of this, it was...

Sculling Alone at Playa del Rey

Pewter sea, pewter sky an immense but close gray pewter glow flows across glassy water. Shines and shimmers surround the shell. To the north, the sound of breakers on the breakwater, the cry of a hungry grebe waiting the hunt: It’s hard to spot the chum through...

Flight

Suddenly My shadow and me break up Through the surface of sleep As children of sense, A bright beating sense repeats in our brain in our brain As children we ride the backs Of large luminous pearlwhite birds similar singular Flying up flying up up We reach round...
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