Prayer for the Shooting Stars

by Angier Brock When I was young, I used to see lots of shooting stars. One summer in particular stands out. My family was spending the month of July in the Vermont countryside, and my brother, some friends, and I spent hours lying in a field on blankets looking up at...

No Need to Fear

by Tom Pappas I would describe it is this way. When I feel helpless I get scared, then I get angry. Here are two examples that play out in slo-mo and super high speed. A few years ago I discovered a tree emerging from my compost pile. On inspection I discovered that...

Connecting Love & Labor

by Mary Catherine Bateson What is the connection between Adam’s work and Eve’s labor? And how is each connected to God’s call? There is an ancient division of labor in human societies that goes back before the invention of agriculture and before human beings were able...

Changes in Latitudes, Changes in Attitudes

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson The great philosopher Jimmy Buffet sang “Changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, nothing remains quite the same.” I can’t say I know what was inside his mind when he wrote those words, but they ring true for me. It is true in all realms of...

Prayer for the 4th of July

by Angier Brock Tomorrow is the 4th of July, a day that is a big deal in the little community of Yorktown, where I live. This small and now mostly quiet Virginia village was the site of a 1781 siege that ended with the last major battle of the Revolutionary War. It...