The Inspiring Event Two Churches Planned For Racial Harmony (Meditation on Ephesians 2:14)

Racial tension in Cincinnati was at a peak in 2001.  Riots had broken out in downtown.  Distrust ran deep.  You could feel the walls that had been built up in the community over the years.  In that mix, Northminster Presbyterian Church, a predominantly white congregation, and Winton Hills Presbyterian,  a predominantly black congregation, determined that … Continue reading The Inspiring Event Two Churches Planned For Racial Harmony (Meditation on Ephesians 2:14)

How One Simple Principle Can Help You Pursue Your Dream

Have you stalled in your pursuit of your big dream? Then consider Vinod Khosla. Khosla made his mark as a co-founder of Sun Microsystems.  Since then he has built a career on daring venture capital investments in clean energy technology.   One of his big ideas was to convert wood chips into crude oil.   Unfortunately, that … Continue reading How One Simple Principle Can Help You Pursue Your Dream

Food For Thought: We Are All Scarecrows (Meditation on Ephesians 2:1-5)

First the bad news: we’re all scarecrows. Not the cute “Wizard of Oz” kind of scarecrow, with a winsome song and dance.  Nor the scary “Batman” kind of scarecrow as psychopathic super-villain. No.  We’re the T.S. Eliot kind of scarecrow: “We are the hollow men We are the stuffed men Leaning together Headpiece filled with … Continue reading Food For Thought: We Are All Scarecrows (Meditation on Ephesians 2:1-5)

Pray Like A Jazz Soloist – It’ll Set You Free

When I was a child, prayer came naturally.  Like most children, I just spoke with God. But then I became a sophisticated teenager.  Relationships suddenly became vast forests of mystery and complex interactions.  Every conversation was pregnant with both pitfalls and opportunities.  I discovered, as we all do when we leave childhood behind, that people … Continue reading Pray Like A Jazz Soloist – It’ll Set You Free

These Ordinary People Are Quietly Changing The World

Have you had one of those days where things seem to connect? That was my Wednesday. My mid-morning coffee break usually includes reading online magazines, looking for interesting and inspiring stories to add to my collection.  I was not disappointed. I came across this touching article about the Belgian village of Geel.  This little community … Continue reading These Ordinary People Are Quietly Changing The World