Slow Sensible Talk

Garrison Keillor is one of my all-time favorites. I want to say "favorite author", but it's more than his writing. I could say "favorite entertainer", but that seems so simplistic. After A Prairie Home Companion, I don't feel entertained - I feel at peace.I'd like to say that he's one of my all-time favorite people, … Continue reading Slow Sensible Talk

What Leadership Demands

I came to my job at PCC with relatively low expectations for my role and responsibilities.  After worshiping from the seats for several months as an attender (and crying through the services, just like so many others) I eventually began to serve as a musician.  They needed a piano player, and I played, so there … Continue reading What Leadership Demands


I read this tonight and found it quite thought-provoking."When you hear "Repent for your past", realize it's a great religious distraction from waking up.  Wake up!  That's what repent means.  Not "weep for your sins."  Wake up!  Stop all the crying.  Understand!  Wake up!" - Anthony De Mello, Jesuit priest and author

My brother gave me some good advice regarding dealing with my difficulties. I thought I'd share it:"I was reading the gospels and the thought occurred to me that the more we focus on the wide open spaces of the Kingdom of grace, the smaller our problems become. As humans we PREFER to focus in our … Continue reading