"Food may not he the answer to world peace, but it's a start."
In those times, I realized that God anticipated my being there. He has placed signposts, gateways and finials in our path to remind us that we are not alone and we are not lost.
There's a certain breed of people who simply do whatever is necessary in tough times. They don't grumble or throw a pity party. For them, hard times might be unpleasant but they are certain that things will turn around - and they want to be a part of the solution. Sone may see them as … Continue reading Heroes and Hard Times
I wrote this piece whe at the Bear River Writer's Conference in Northern Michigan. It was sponsored by the University of Michigan. It was a writing assigment from author and poet Thomas Lynch in response to a New York times Op Ed. Ryan was a clean, almost preppy kind-of-guy, who decided (for reasons we’ll never … Continue reading Heroin in the Heartland
GRUMPY PREACHERS & P.M.S. Probably the biggest faux pas of my professional ministry occurred the Monday that I forgot to have the church unlocked for the P.M.S. support group. I didn’t even know there was such a thing. Actually, at the time people were just beginning to talk openly about the condition that is in … Continue reading Grumpy Preachers and PMS
So, be yourself wherever you happen to be. Do what it is that you do - and do it well. Accept rejection as a sign post that there is another place - another people - with whom to share your art; your SELF