With Thanksgiving right around the corner and Christmas just over a month away, food waste is something good stewards should avoid. The Earth Watch Institute offers 10 tips to reduce food waste during this celebratory season, remembering that “Consumers in developed countries such as the United States are responsible for 222 million tons of this… Read more»
Today my appointment schedule runneth over, and it sent me driving all over God’s creation to five appointments, including a tedious clergy gathering and two grueling pastoral visits — to a dying woman in a nursing home and a parishioner in deep crisis. But at home, my weary soul found sweet refreshment, as it often… Read more»
Lectionary Reflection for the 7th Sunday after Pentecost, July 31, 2011
This week’s texts invite us to contemplate both physical and spiritual hunger and our role as Christians in being filled and filling others for the sake of the gospel. Photo by hoyasmeg used under Creative Commons License. Thanks!
When Pastor Jim Ortberg, editor-at-large of Leadership Journal, went on a seven-week sabbatical, he got a lot more than just some rest and relaxation. He learned a lesson on how to live. His advice speaks to all pastors and people of God. (Photo “Reflections in a Coffee Cup” by Gunjan Karun used by Creative Commons… Read more»
In this line from the Lord’s Prayer, Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury, finds a prayer to satisfy human longings. We long for forgiveness, for reconnection with our human vulnerability, for reconciliation with our brothers and sisters, and for our need to share and to receive. (Photo by Daisy Bush used by Creative Commons License. Thanks!)