Expecting abundance rather than scarcity could begin the change you want to make in the world. Read more to see why.
Frederick Buechner: Putting Color Back in the Cheeks of Grace
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven (Matthew 5:3). A Tribute to Frederick BuechnerOn August 15, 2022, Frederick Buechner died at Rupert, Vermont at age 96. He wrote novels, sermon collections, pithy essays, and moving memoirs with a...
Sabbath: The Original Celebration of Freedom
Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said,...
Faltering Is Not Failure In Faith: A Maundy Thursday Meditation
Simon, Simon, listen! Satan has demanded to sift all of you like wheat, but I have prayed for you that your own faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned back, strengthen your brothers.” And he said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and...
Blessed Poverty and Knowing Christ
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven....Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled (Mt 5:3, 6). Jesus begins the Sermon on the Mount – and all his teachings in Matthew, for that matter – with this...
The Kingdom You Had All Along
Searching for something or someone to complete you? You’re surprisingly warm…
If you are overwhelmed, you may be closer to inner peace than you think.
Own Your Poverty: Thomas Merton on Understanding God’s Love for You
You own your poverty by grace, and while it instills a sadness and longing of its own, it is strangely freeing.
Christmas Alone and the Christ Child
God touches the lonely this Christmas.
Fear Not? Listen to Your Fear for Deeper Faith
Read, “Fear not,” as a word of encouragement…. but not as a literal command. Rather, listen to your fear. Let it lead you to prayer.
Blind Bartimaeus Sees the Light
Can you see this man in yourself?
Buck the Honor/Shame System. Accept God’s Love.
Many find it challenging to accept God’s love. Here’s a way to understand that and beat it.