Category: Meditations

Meditation

For Everyman

I thought that this week I would share a meditation through music as well as words. For Everyman was written by Jackson Browne in 1973 at the height of the Vietnam War and the Cold War. While many counter-culture artists were proclaiming an escapist vision of checking out of “the establishment” that seemed like it […]

From Where I Sit – by Florence Niven

There was a time when families paid for their church pew. Parents and offspring would wedge themselves neatly, side by side, into their allotted space. Wealthy patrons near the front, working class at the back. People of color, when allowed entrance, relegated to the balcony. In some churches, pews were equipped with tiny wooden doors, […]

How Can I Sing?

Last week, a reading from the Psalms popped into my mind … How could we sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land? (Psalm 137:4). It struck me that our church buildings have been closed for four weeks with at least another four ahead of us. We, a people with tremendous freedoms have been told to stay […]

What to wear during a pandemic – by George Lavery

As God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience.  (Colossians 3, v.12) Above all, clothe yourselves with love,  which binds everything together in perfect harmony. (Colossians 3, v.14) I created this simple graphic in an attempt to visually illustrate the connection between the various garments of Christian Grace.  […]

Be Not Afraid

I remember hearing a story about an off-Broadway matinée being performed on November 22, 1963. There was a moment in the play when one of the characters listens to a transistor radio. As a prop, the character used a real radio, and simply tuned in to the current broadcast. During the particular performance, the actor turned on the radio shortly after 1:30 pm, just as the voice on the radio was announcing …