Tag: Faith

Ain’t No Rock Gonna Cry Out for Me!

Over 30 years ago, on Palm Sunday, I was standing in praise and worship and the person standing beside me was getting very uncomfortable. At one point he raised their hands (something he never would have done in church). At one point, I almost thought he was making fun of the people who were raising their hands and singing out loudly. Because of his increased edginess he was unable to sit down or stand still. I had seen this edginess before, and usually he would just go out of the service. But this time, just before the close of the last song, he hurriedly pushed me aside and told me to let him out. I thought he was getting ill or leaving. Instead of heading for the back door, he walked fast nearly running to the front of the church. He grabbed one of the men in the front row and asked for prayer.

Recurring Alternations (Part 2 of 4)

“One reason why the cycle of archetypes recurs is that each youth generation tries to correct or compensate for what it perceives as the excesses of the midlife generation in power. For example, Boomers (a Prophet generation, whose strength is individualism, culture and values) raised Millennial children (a Hero generation, whose strength is in collective civic action). Archetypes do not create archetypes like themselves, they create opposing archetypes. Your generation isn’t like the generation that shaped you, but it has much in common with the generation that shaped the generation that shaped you.” ― William Strauss

Pray, Plant, Feed & Water, Prune & Harvest

Let your [a]character or moral disposition be free from love of money [including greed, avarice, lust, and craving for earthly possessions] and be satisfied with your present [circumstances and with what you have]; for He [God] [b]Himself has said, I will not in any way … Continue reading Pray, Plant, Feed & Water, Prune & Harvest

Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? A Word about Yom Kippur

Do I have a Pharisee's Heart? "Yes, sometimes!" You may never have heard of Horace Pitkin. He was a missionary to China in the early 1900's. He wrote to his freinds and basically said, "It definately won't be long until we (he and his family) … Continue reading Do I have a Pharisee’s Heart? A Word about Yom Kippur