When Pain Opens Us To Divine Transformation

Scripture: John 20:1-2, 11-18 Mary Magdalene, this faithful follower of Jesus, was attending to the duties of a disciple. None of the Twelve got up with her that morning to attend to their Teacher’s body. Paralyzed by grief, disillusionment, shame, or fear… they did not make the trip. It was a trip faithful disciples were […]

Welcoming Transformation

The Jewish High Priest, John Hyrcanus, torched the Samaritan temple at Mount Gerizim in 128 BC. “Our ancestors worshiped on this mountain, but you Jews claim that the place where we must worship is in Jerusalem.” We don’t know if the statement by the Samaritan woman was accusatory. But when a Samaritan asks a Jew […]


Parable of the Acorn – Adapted From Cynthia Bourgeault’s “The Wisdom Way of Knowing” Once there was a kingdom of acorns, nestled at the foot of a towering old oak tree. The citizens of this kingdom were advanced, upwardly mobile acorns, who utilized purposeful energy to maximize their lives. They viewed TED Talks like “Getting All You […]


On May 28, 2015, Barry Long recently passed away. He was a mighty servant leader. During my last visit with him, Barry said “my healing will happen in heaven.” He is now receiving that ultimate healing in his heavenly home. From that hospital conversation I returned to my office for a scheduled visit with a […]