Category: spiritual themes

For Lent, I Give Up Nothing

“Back the camera up just a bit, and you are nothing but a human being, floating through time and space…” Vapor [A Meditation] – The Liturgists I recognize I am a solid week overdue to be posting something Lent-related, but I suppose to worry about such tardiness would […]

Escape the Box

“Fish aren’t meant to be in a box, kid. It does things to them.” This quote from “Finding Nemo” wandered into my brain recently while I was outside, enjoying a cigar. It snowed here for the first time this season, so I decided to take in the beauty […]

The Shrunken God

Some of my most vivid childhood memories are those of church Sunday school classes. I remember the felt-covered boards the teachers would use to give visuals for the stories – the ones with the little paper Bible characters. I don’t think many Sunday school teachers use felt boards […]

To Embrace the Maintenance

It’s been written that the Great One Jesus would often withdraw to desolate places and pray. That sort of behavior appears odd in the light of our modern world, doesn’t it? I used to read those passages about Jesus praying and feel inadequate, because so often I’ve tended […]