Yesterday in a press conference, the President invoked George Washington and Thomas Jefferson when he was defending the “good people” who were part of the AltRight/KKK/White Supremacist march in Charlottesville, as if the fact that the Founding Fathers owned slaves was somehow justification for the current, blatantly racist actions of the angry men who are […]
For God so loved the world. Maybe the most well-known words from the sacred book I’ve been reading all my life. For God so loved the world. Six simple, monosyllabic words — but words that matter more than anything else that can be said about God. To borrow from the poet Christian Wyman, in this grain […]
I didn’t watch the election results last night. Even though I didn’t vote for him, I’ve felt in my soul over the past week that Trump was going to win. When I woke up this morning in the pre-dawn dark, I had to pray for a long time, settle my soul, and ground myself in the […]
I am acutely aware of the angst, ire, frustration, fear, anger, uncertainty and dread that are in full-force as the presidential election nears. I am aware of it because I feel all of these emotions in my body. My heart pounds and my stomach twists at the thought of how dramatically the outcome of the election […]
If your heart is broken….if you feel like you can’t breathe….if you wake up in the middle of the night and your heart is pounding…. Take a deep breath, dear one. You’re going to be okay. If you worry about the future….if you can’t see past your past….if tomorrow feels more like a threat than a […]
It’s 5 a.m. and I’m up, at SFO, checked in for a flight that gets me to Grand Rapids, MI, for an event I’m speaking at tomorrow. Yesterday I went to church, an Episcopal parish I joined recently, when I relocated to San Francisco. After church, the minister asked me what my week was going […]
I was as surprised as anyone that I woke up to the world going nuts about Skittles this morning. Yes, Skittles, the rainbow-colored,chewy, delicious candy. In case you missed it, Donald Trump Jr. sent out a tweet yesterday comparing refugees to poisoned Skittles.