So, this is later than I anticipated this week, not in small part because I lost 2 hours of good work time sitting by the side of the road with a flat tire. I lost good work time, but found good spiritual time. Here were my top ten spiritual thoughts as I sat and waited. … Continue reading Top Ten Ways a Flat Tire Can Lead to Good Spiritual Practice
“The squirrels will eat you out of house and home,” my dad predicted when we told him we were putting bird feeders in our backyard. He spoke from experience. Living in the country in a cold climate, he routinely put out bird food to entertain my homebound mother. In the summer it was bird food … Continue reading The Persistent Squirrel
…everywhere. Much apology to Emily Dickinson and her lovely poem, "I heard a Fly buzz—when I died," but this is now one of my great fears: I will never escape all the buzzing and instead will die and still have houseflies buzzing in my final resting place. It is really hot in Savannah and my … Continue reading I heard a Fly buzz…
That day I have been waiting for is finally here. MaryAnn McKibbon Dana’s book God, Improv and the Art of Living has been released and is available for sale on Amazon and Barnes & Noble (or wherever fine books are sold, I suppose). I highly recommend that if you want to be challenged and have … Continue reading It’s Finally Here!
A couple weeks ago in Sunday School we read Jesus’ Parable of the Lost (Prodigal) Son from Luke’s gospel in the Christian New Testament. Long story short – and this does not do it justice – younger son asks for his inheritance then runs away and wastes it all. He ends up broke just as … Continue reading The Thanksgiving Turkey
I spent several days this month with a wonderful group of pastors exploring how improvisation – especially the skills learned for comedy improv – can also help us with spiritual formation. This is true in the church, where most of my colleagues are currently serving – and it is equally true for those of us … Continue reading Now Playing: The Theo Tacos