Rethinking Church

Feelings of isolation are causing problems for many during the global pandemic we are living through.  For many, what has made this especially painful is the suspension of large, in-person gatherings in churches. Yes, it is true that scripture tells us to gather together. “19 Again I say unto you, That if two of youContinue reading “Rethinking Church”

Grace is the Celebration of Life

  “Grace is the celebration of life, relentlessly hounding all the non-celebrants in the world. It is a floating, cosmic bash shouting its way through the streets of the universe, flinging the sweetness of its cassations to every window, pounding at every door in a hilarity beyond all liking and happening, until the prodigals comeContinue reading “Grace is the Celebration of Life”

Being of Service in the Age of Social Distancing

For many, the holiday season is a time to focus on serving others.  So how does COVID-19 change that?  How can we still be of service during this unprecedented time? First, we need to remember there are always people in need of help, not only during the holidays.  This is especially important this year.  TheseContinue reading “Being of Service in the Age of Social Distancing”

The Season of Magic and Miracles

Genie’s Note: This was originally published on Dec. 11, 2016.  Think it still applies?  A few additions for 2020 have been added in italics. Here we are in the middle of the holiday season, that magic, miraculous time of year.  This is the season of miracles like the virgin birth of the Christ Child (Christmas) andContinue reading “The Season of Magic and Miracles”

Election Day

“Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.” —Abraham Lincoln This is election day in the United  States.  Apparently i missed scheduling anything for today.  So I found myself searching for a quote or even words I could say.  It didn’t take long to find this bit of wisdom fromContinue reading “Election Day”