Rustlings (August 8, 2017)

Rustlings (August 8, 2017)

Every once in a while, you need to try something new. I followed the small hoard of teenagers into the Ananda Yoga Temple in Scotts Valley, California. Each day of youth camp, we had visited and participated in a particular creative art. On Tuesday, we explored the...
Rustlings (July 31, 2017)

Rustlings (July 31, 2017)

With the wedding behind me and youth camp a few days away, I had some vacation time to burn. So, to answer one parishioner’s question (asked prior to my leaving), “What does a senior minister do while on vacation?” I offer the following in chronological order, but...
Rustlings (July 24, 2017)

Rustlings (July 24, 2017)

Perspective. Life pivots and moves on glasses that are half-full or half-empty. A sense of purpose and happiness (or aimlessness and bitterness) is the result of how we embrace the twists and turns of our daily existence. The events cannot be changed; it was what it...
Rustlings (July 17, 2017)

Rustlings (July 17, 2017)

Music is often called the universal language. It is a human expression that brings people together all over the world. African rhythms, Mediteranean semi-tones, classical motifs and any language of lyric tends to pull us in, make us move and somehow find a sense of...
Rustlings (July 10, 2017)

Rustlings (July 10, 2017)

I have never struggled with the intersection of science and faith. The struggle was always around; it just never had an impact on me. My childhood pastor was not an advocate of scientific method and often berated academic theories that – in his opinion – ran contrary...
Rustlings (July 26, 2017)

Rustlings (July 26, 2017)

Again. It’s my granddaughter’s favorite new word. Again. Chase her around the house. “Again!” Read her favorite book. “Again!” Watch an ‘Elmo’s World’ video. “Again!” Sing a song with the ukulele. “Again!” Talk like Donald Duck. (I’m really not very good at that...