What Are You (Not) Doing this Labor Day Weekend?

by Doug Wysockey-Johnson Ok folks, time to plan ahead. We have a holiday weekend coming up, and for most of us that means a little extra time off. It is a golden opportunity to make a deposit in your spiritual wellness bank, a deposit you will need to draw from in the...

If this is not a Place…

by Paul Hettinga Recently I have been listening to Ken Medema’s Podcasts “Inside the Songs” as I’m walking in the morning. Many of us know Ken and have seen and heard him in concert over the years. Like me, I’m sure most of you find him to be inspiring both in his...

Laughter Pauses: Reflections on Robin Williams and Suicide

by Tom Pappas I would be pleased to write something profound, and as yet unsaid, about the loss of comedic talent Robin Williams. This will not happen. When I reflect on my exposure to Mr. Williams over many years, it will be like everyone else in his audiences. I...

Prayer for the Meadowlarks, and for the Children

by Angier Brock My heart sank last Wednesday when I saw that one of the fields where I have been observing Eastern Meadowlark activity this summer had been mowed! Granted, that particular field had not been included in the original monitoring plans, but in the last...