Ruminations: Four Stories about Chipmunks

Ruminations: Four Stories about Chipmunks

A group of chipmunks wanted to build a stronger chipmunk community, so they decided they should have lunch and get to know each other a little better. They each shared ... Read More
Ruminations: Spin Cycle

Ruminations: Spin Cycle

Our washing machine has a problem finding its center. When it enters a spin cycle—which is intended to be a regular part of its functioning—it becomes unbalanced. The clothes are ... Read More
Ruminations: ChatGPT

Ruminations: ChatGPT

I don’t know how Artificial Intelligence (A.I.) works. I’ve seen worst-case scenarios in sci-fi movies. And I’ve had some interesting interactions with an A.I. therapy app. My impression is that ... Read More
Ruminations: Finding Our Center

Ruminations: Finding Our Center

Finding Our Center It may seem predictable to start a new year with the theme of “Finding Our Center.” But I suppose a little predictability now and then can be ... Read More
Ruminations: Cookies

Ruminations: Cookies

A cookie seems like such a simple thing. And yet, receiving a cookie (or a tin of cookies!) from someone can be a source of immense gratitude. We know that ... Read More
Ruminations: Fog

Ruminations: Fog

Fog I know a lot of people start to miss the sun when the winter solstice approaches. Even when the sun is shining bright on winter days, there are fewer ... Read More
Ruminations: Fireplace

Ruminations: Fireplace

Fireplace One of the house features that never really made sense in Houston was our fireplace. There were very few times when it was cold enough to even want a ... Read More
Ruminations: Wonder

Ruminations: Wonder

Our theme for December is Wonder. We’ll begin this Sunday with a spiritual grounding that is central to our faith tradition: surrendering to mystery. Next Sunday, we have another opportunity ... Read More
Ruminations: Why

Ruminations: Why

Why Gratitude is at the heart of some fairly common spiritual practices. Some people keep a gratitude journal. Maybe around a table at Thanksgiving, some gatherings include an opportunity for ... Read More
Foundation

Foundation

My recent trip to Peru offered a lot of gifts, and I’ll hopefully be unpacking a lot of them with you over the coming weeks and months. Right now, I’m ... Read More