The Bridge

In 1964-65 when I was 24-25 I began a solitary spiritual pilgrimage that led to me identifying myself as a Christian and it was then that I began my journey to get to know Jesus. It was not a one time event but a growing into a trusting knowledge that God loved me and that…

American Dream

The approaching July Fourth celebration seems a fitting time to think about what does this ¬†freedom we are defending and touting look like. This reflection made me look at part of that answer just a little bit differently and think about what it would mean to incorporate its truth into my life more.   American…

Not Afraid to Behold

I started writing this on Palm Sunday a bit here and there as I journeyed through Holy Week. It reflects that while spiritually during this time we are walking in deep water, we are also traversing through the daily challenges of living our lives and working at our jobs. This is not a parallel journey…

Seeing

I was given the opportunity to write in response ( Ecphrasis) in response to a picture that depicted a family walking together in a Alzheimer ‘s Walk. Now my job as a Hospice Chaplain puts me in touch with a lot of people who have Alzheimers and now that I am over 60 I cannot…

A Ministry: A Tribute to Our Health Care Workers

I am a Hospice Chaplain with Apreva Hospice and everyday I work with amazing nurses, aides, ¬†nurse practitioners and doctors. Together we seek to honor the desires and dignity of our patients, as we care for them in this latter part of their life’s journey.These words are intended to be both a tribute and a…

A Holy Pilgrimage

I wrote this as I sat in the Ash Wednesday Service which marks the beginning of Lent (the 40 days leading up to Easter.) I meditated upon the beautiful tapestry at the from of the Church in different shades and patterns of purple, indicating an undulating¬†landscape with a golden road that leads across it to…

Another World.

A Belated Happy New Years. I tried to post around Christmas but the device I was using would not let me do it and then time pasted. So now as I move into this New Year I am thinking about what I want to be different this year. I want to develop my relationships, my…