If we were honest, many of us feel “boxed in” by our work. Our work doesn’t energize us. It stifles us. But maybe it isn’t our work…or maybe it is. As we’ve talked about in this series, our work may not be the problem. The way we see work might be the culprit of our […]Read more "Good Work: Identity, Role, and Place"
I can’t help but wonder if Mary and Joseph and Jesus didn’t have much use for the gifts the magi brought–not that they were ungrateful, but they just weren’t used to such extravagance. That begs the question: What does Jesus want? A couple of Christmas song/poem writers pondered that question. I have not gift to […]Read more "The Greatest Gift: Jesus’ Wish (Christmas Eve)"
We may not realize it, but we see the world and people through certain lenses at all times. Perhaps we see through the lens of American culture. Perhaps we see through the lens of the family environment in which we grew up. Perhaps we see through the lens of shame or ego. The writer of James invites us to […]Read more "All Is Gift 1"