Power Sabbath?

Power Sabbath?

This past week I gave a pair of talks on Sabbath to a group of clergy. Because of the unpredictability of pastoral needs, plus the fact that Sunday is a work day, clergy often find it difficult to take a day of rest and rejuvenation each week. They can plan a certain...
Balance

Balance

While the northeastern US has been inundated with snow and ice this winter, New Mexico has been unusually dry. We’re already having grass fires in our area, even though the fire season shouldn’t begin until spring. As I’m writing this, clouds are moving by overhead,...
Practicing What I Preach

Practicing What I Preach

I’m exhausted. We have just completed a wonderful, but very full, week with family visiting. Last night we realized that, over the past two weeks, both Henry and I have each driven close to 1500 miles. My body is clearly telling me that I need to slow down to take...

Rest

A few days ago I returned to my winter prayer spot. When the weather gets colder, many birds migrate south; I migrate to the guest room. The sun streams into our guest room in the mornings, and in the summer we keep the shades closed all day long. As the weather cools...