Jesus is my gravy.

Jesus is my gravy.

I was sitting in church Sunday morning and I was struck by a thought. Jesus is our gravy. That may or may not be an original thought though it is certainly original to me.  This epiphany came out of what is to most people, our “God time.”  The time in the week that...
Is Advent The Story Of Our Misplaced Priorities?

Is Advent The Story Of Our Misplaced Priorities?

Advent, from the Latin adventus, meaning “coming”, originated somewhere around the 4th century. The practice of Advent has undergone the evolution of many traditions over time, morphing in both practice and intention to something that would be largely unrecognized...
Gratitude for Legacy

Gratitude for Legacy

Assuming you live within the United States, you may be feeling the not-so-subtle coma effects of tryptophan. Your kitchen may look like the scullery of a Victorian home following a dinner party. Depending on your family traditions, maybe you play pick-up football...
Discontentment Can Be a Spiritual Virtue

Discontentment Can Be a Spiritual Virtue

During the Civil War, a Union soldier inscribed the words to a song of uncertain origins on the wall of his prison. “I am a poor wayfaring stranger. Traveling through this world below…”  The Libby Prison Hymn, as it was known for a time, was credited to this...
A Lesson in Prayer from Ia Drang

A Lesson in Prayer from Ia Drang

In November of 2013, I downloaded a book on my kindle. We Were Soldiers Once…And Young by Joe Galloway. I knew the story, or a version of it at least, made by Hollywood and portrayed in part by Mel Gibson and Sam Elliot. I remember being struck with the...