I Can’t Handle This Anymore

I can’t handle this anymore. But you and I can. For too long I have subscribed to the lonely lie that I and only I can solve the myriad puzzles of life, my stomach tied in knots as I try to untie the writhing mass of worry. I can’t handle this anymore. But we can….

The Disconnect

With the myriad of connections I should feel quite connected yet I feel more alone. There seems to be a disconnect though I am always connected via computer or phone. Perhaps I am confused about connection so I should virtually disconnect and seek to be fully known. March 4, 2015

I’m Here Too

I’m here too you may not know what to say or pray to me you may no longer believe but I’m here too in the unknown you are not alone the situation does not limit my love for you I’m here too March 20, 2015

Being Alone

First come feelings of doing – writing in a journal, thoughts, poems, songs – and one must resist and simply be, do nothing (and everything) and simply be, silent, for a few moments. Then come feelings of selfishness – I’m being selfish by being alone, anti-community, and guilt at wanting to be alone. Then there…

Loners In The Arms Of A Loving God

(Theme: Dare to imagine …. God’s embrace! (Advent 2)) (Note: Sermons can be heard in audio format at https://millersburgmennonite.org/worship/sermon-audio/) Scripture Luke 1:68-79 (NIV) 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel,    because he has come to his people and redeemed them.69 He has raised up a horn of salvation for us    in the house of his servant David70 (as…

The One Necessary Thing

Lately it seems I move between anxiety and depression. I am nagged by the constant feeling that I am not using my time wisely. The thought does not help me to do so. It simply leaves me overwhelmed, floundering, feeling guilty, unproductive. I see all of the things I have to do and all of…

When God Ran

Pursuing God is laudable, admirable, and at first glance preferable. But our pursuit of God pales in comparison to God’s pursuit of us. We see this in the parable of the Prodigal Son, whose father runs to meet him to joyously welcome him home. Such is the premise of the song When God Ran by…

A Cup of Grace

I bought some really excellent tea and was excited to try it. It arrived yesterday. I promptly opened it up, took out a bag, and chose a special mug with Grace stenciled on the side for the occasion. I put the mug of water in the microwave. And promptly forgot about it until later on…