Honest, Decent, Open, Fair and Compassoinate

As he considered a run for the presidency in 1976 former Georgia governor Jimmy Carter asked himself two questions: “Can our government be honest, decent, open, fair and compassionate? Can our government be competent?” A personal early career highlight for me came from my years serving in Governor Carter’s administration as Secretary to the Board […]

Preparing for Danger

What would happen if a mammoth muddy bog was poised on a mountain above us and, according to weather and slope-stability experts, it could soon become a life-threatening mudslide? Would we listen to those who were suggesting a possible doomsday, or would we choose to deny the danger and continue living our lives in splendid, […]

A Time to Pause

It is time to pause, time to put down the newspaper and tune out the never-ending political, world conflict and pandemic news.  This last 12 months have been a long season of trouble, division and too much isolation. But as we are passing through a remarkable confluence of at least six rivers of spiritual celebration, […]

Here I Am!

(This wall icon is from St. Antony’s Monastery in Egypt’s Red Sea Mountains) The angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  And now, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus… He will be great and will be called the […]