Wholistic Living

Homesick, Homeless, and Homeward

Tuesday, August 16th, 2011

We just returned from two weeks Florida, the children and I. I had been invited to St. Petersburg, to present a few workshops for Presbyterian pastors involved or interested in New Church Development. Now about the time that I confirmed that agreement, I stumbled upon an email I received seven years ago, when the only […]

What’s Up with Ascension?

Tuesday, December 7th, 2010

Reader Question: Advent, as you note in your defining of the term, comes from the Latin “to arrive”. We as Christians anticipate the second arrival, or as we commonly say, second “coming”, of Christ while celebrating Christ’s first arrival. In Christ’s first arrival, God offered Her only Son to die for the sake of all […]

Pondering the Myth of Balance

Wednesday, December 1st, 2010

I have always been struck that Mary, the mother of Jesus, after learning that she was pregnant with the one whom many would later call to be the Messiah, somehow found time to “ponder these things in her heart.” Ponder! Who has time to ponder, especially in these days of pre-Christmas madness? It is very […]

Being Taken on an Adventure

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

adventure (n.) early 13c., auenture “that which happens by chance, fortune, luck,” from O.Fr. aventure (11c.) “chance, accident, occurrence, event, happening,” from L. adventura (res) “(a thing) about to happen,” from adventurus, future participle of advenire “to come to, reach, arrive at,” from ad- “to” (see ad-) + venire “to come” (see venue). Meaning developed through “risk/danger” (a trial of one’s chances) and “perilous undertaking” (early 14c.) and thence to […]