Category: Minister’s Blog

Spiritual Resilience | Minister’s Blog

This month we are thinking about the theme of resilience.  It implies that there will be tough times during which we need to be resilient.  And we have those, to be sure. So then, resiliency means the combination of having the ability to bounce … read more.

Integrity | Minister’s Blog

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, the movie about Mister Rogers, is not only doing well because of Tom Hanks being a great actor, or Fred Rogers having been a great guy, but because our country needs to see anybody model some integrity so badly.  … read more.

In Awe of You | Minister’s Blog

As a child I recalled looking forward to going to particular places to enjoy certain things.  The amusement park near my Grandparents’ house in Massachusetts was where I would get to take all of my quarters and play skee ball.  The County Park near our … read more.

Attention | Minister’s Blog

A favorite author of my youth, Tom Robbins, wrote, “Once one pays some attention to something, then you begin to see evidence of it everywhere.”

To put it another way, from the Music Man, “There were bells on a hill but I never heard them ringing…Till … read more.


Have you ever been in that situation at work or at school or really, anywhere, when you see a circle of people and wonder if you are welcome in their circle?

It happened recently that I was sitting in such a circle. The next day I … read more.


The word expectation makes me nervous. It can be so happy and full, hopeful and bright. Or it can be the total opposite when the outcome does not match the expectation. Perhaps it is not surprising, as I speak and write about transparency and boundaries … read more.


“Don’t just do something—sit there!” Because sometimes the path to move forward is not in the doing, but in the contemplation which allows for new ideas, thoughts, and visions.


The month of July invites us into the theme of exploration.  The deep relationship between a pastor and her people is a sacred bond that asserts itself in different ways.  Recently at the Pride Festival in South Bend many people I had not physically met … read more.


Making something beautiful, seeing or listening to something beautiful, and certainly the creation of something beautiful, are all acts of resistance against any system that is trying to keep us down, in any and all ways.

How do we know we are in the presence of … read more.

Curiosity (May 2019 Minister’s Blog)

Both Eve and Pandora were set up to fail and have carried too much misplaced blame. In the month of May let us see curiosity for what it is—a gift.

Eve lived in Paradise but was told she could not eat from the tree of knowledge … read more.