April 27, 2020

Meh! And God said, “Let there be lights in the dome of the sky to separate the day from the night.” And it was so.                                                                                                -Genesis 1:14-15     Long ago, Joni Mitchell sang in her popular tune, Big Yellow Taxi: Don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got ‘tilContinue reading “April 27, 2020”

April 22, 2020

Enforced Separation The Lord watch between you and me, when we are absent one from the other.                                                                                                 -Genesis 31:49 A popular piece of jewelry, called the Mizpah coin, originated in that ancient Bible verse. We usually recall it sentimentally when we experience separation from people we love. Truth is, it comes from a rather contentious delineation of territoryContinue reading “April 22, 2020”

April 21, 2020

We’ve been hearing these words, “We’re all in this together.”  Our connection to and interdependence with each other locally and globally has never felt more real. We are distancing ourselves and wearing masks. We’re washing our hands more and wiping down surfaces. We’re making masks and delivering meals and offering words of encouragement and hope. Continue reading “April 21, 2020”