Category: Simply Soul Searching Blogs

Wave More (Tweet Less…?)

Romans 15:7 (NRSV) Welcome one another, therefore, just as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God. Philippians 2:2-4 (NRSV) Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves. Let each of you look not to… Continue Reading “Wave More (Tweet Less…?)”

Awakening is Uncomfortable

Romans 12:2 (NRSV) Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect. I’m chuckling about this now, but when I… Continue Reading “Awakening is Uncomfortable”

My Neighbor, James

John 4:5-10 (NRSV) (Jesus) came to a Samaritan city called Sychar, near the plot of ground that Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired out by his journey, was sitting by the well. It was about noon. A… Continue Reading “My Neighbor, James”

Choosing A Word for 2020

WHAT WILL BE YOUR WORD? Years ago I learned of a New Year practice of choosing one word as a guide for the year ahead. The idea is to allow a word to come to you that will serve as your focus for the… Continue Reading “Choosing A Word for 2020”

Happy Thanksgiving

On Saturday, November 30th, I will offer an Introduction that begins a daily blog series for Advent. I hope these will bless your Advent season. But today, may we all breathe deeply and thank God for this wild adventure, this meaningful experience, this incredible… Continue Reading “Happy Thanksgiving”

Writing in the Sand

(As I continue to work on a blog series for Advent, I am sharing some thoughts I wrote years ago. This one is from April, 2011.) John 8:2-9 (NRSV) Early in the morning he came again to the temple. All the people came to… Continue Reading “Writing in the Sand”

Three Sunrises

(While I am writing blogs for Advent, I am sharing a few of my past writings. This one is from August, 2010.) Day 1: On my morning walk, I was eagerly anticipating and watching for the early morning sunrise. However, my timing was off… Continue Reading “Three Sunrises”

Thoughts on a Rainy Morning

(I wrote this post back in November, 2013. The message newly resonates with me today, and so I share it with you.) The weather app forecast stated, “rain showers will arrive at 8:45 a.m.,” so I was surprised to feel raindrops on my 7:00… Continue Reading “Thoughts on a Rainy Morning”

Some After-Halloween Observations

Twas the day after Halloween, and out on the street Karen found remnants of the night’s Trick-or-Treat.   (This trash did not make it into the garbage bins- but before we get critical, read ‘Those “Unknown” Sins’)   I found wrappers and boxes run… Continue Reading “Some After-Halloween Observations”

A Tribute to Beth

(Beth on her birthday, September 2014) A few weeks ago, Jim and I learned of the earthly passing of a dear friend. In some ways, Beth was our most unique friend. In some ways, she was our most trying friend. But in many ways,… Continue Reading “A Tribute to Beth”