Category Archives: Faith & Politics

The Problem of Being Rich

I’ve begun to understand in a new way, why Jesus said that it would be more difficult for a *“Rich person to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, than for a camel to go through the eye of a needle.” Unless … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A Roller Coaster Called Health Care

When my youngest daughter was born prematurely in 1977, it was a very frightening time. Her early months were one roller coaster after another of wondering if she would survive. There was more than one Code Blue called on her. … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Politics | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

We All Drink from One Water

“We all drink from one water We all breathe from one air We rise from one ocean And we live under one sky Remember We are one” Anwar Fazal We take the earth and its cycles for granted, until something … Continue reading

Posted in Enviornment, Faith & Politics | Tagged , , , ,

Choosing to Look Past our Differences

Henri Nouwen said, “To die to our neighbors means to stop judging them, to stop evaluating them, and thus to become free to be compassionate. Compassion can never coexist with judgment because judgment creates the distance, the distinction, which prevents … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Politics | Tagged , , ,

God Made Us Stewards of the Earth For a Purpose

God made us stewards of the earth for a purpose. These have been challenging times for those of us who are concerned about environmental issues . . . Whether it is President Trump pulling the United States out of the … Continue reading

Posted in Enviornment, Faith & Politics | Tagged , , ,

The Power to Push Back the Darkness

On Sunday’s when I’m home sick, I like to check out the online worship service at Church of the Resurrection in Kansas City (www.cor.org) where Adam Hamilton has been the lead pastor since the church began in 1990. One day … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Politics | Tagged , , ,

Surviving Political Polarization, Scandals and Fears – Remembering God is Still God

I learned a new word recently, “Awfulizing.” A person engaged in “Awfulizing” assumes the worst case scenario will come true in any situation. “Awfulizers,” can only see the potential hazard ahead and prepare themselves for a disaster. I think I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Faith & Politics | Tagged , , , , ,