Category: General Words

  • At Least Tell The Truth

    Originally posted on Paula Stone Williams:
    I was in Palm Springs to present a keynote and workshop to psychotherapists who work with the LGBTQ population.  My keynote was warmly received, as was my workshop about the evangelical church and its rejection of LGBTQ people. One delightful couple talked with me after the workshop.  They are…

  • Here’s the thing

    “God ain’t a he or she, but an it.”   Shug from THE COLOR PURPLE by Alice Walker “Here’s the thing, say Shug. The thing I believe. God is inside you and inside everybody else. You come into the world with God. But only them that search for it inside find it. And sometimes it […]

  • Why “Neo-Nazi” should scare us

    I have been bingeing on “The Man in the High Castle” on Amazon Prime.* The Nazis won World War II and, after dropping an A-Bomb on DC, established the Reich in the eastern part of our country while the Japanese had the western. If you can suspend your knowledge of history a bit and enter […]

  • The days of our lives

    On New Year’s Eve we had a funeral at 2nd Church Newton. We celebrated the life of a man who was 106 years old, born in December of 1912. Had my father not died at an early age he would have been 106, too. In fact, his birthday was actually on December 31, 1912. He […]

  • ‘’Enuf said?

    May be. On the other hand, some semblance of our constitutional checks and balances has been sparked by the Blue Wave. And for us here in West Newton, there is a new home as a part of ministerial compensation in a great new congregation. In fact, a “good things” list could go and on. So, […]

  • Wrapped in Love

    Originally posted on Paula Stone Williams:
    I preached a sermon this past weekend about Joseph, the husband of Mary.  I talked about unsung heroes.  I am grateful for the heroes who keep me grounded. A lot of accolades have come my way over the past couple of years, and there is not a day that I…

  • Transgender Awareness Week 2018

    On November 6th, while most of the country were focussing on who would control Congress in the next term, Massachusetts addressed an important anti-discrimination law. A yes vote on Question 3 would preserve the current form of Massachusetts’ anti-discrimination law, which prohibits discrimination in public accommodations on the basis of gender identity, race, color, religious […]

  • Boston=Traffic

    I hate sitting in traffic. Often I will try to avoid jams and go my own way which sometimes turns into a big mistake. Like the time Joe and I missed our flight at Logan. Why didn’t I just stay right where I was on the interstate? But now I am a Lyft driver. In […]

  • Slow and steady wins the race

    No one would have ever associated the word “meticulous” with me. “Measure twice, cut once”? Ha, not me. Before the days of computers, I was a bank teller once and my claim to (in)fame was that  my drawer never seemed to balance at the end of the day. Can I ever find a tool I […]

  • Kavanaugh Accuser Christine Blasey Ford Continues Receiving Threats, Lawyers Say : NPR

    Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers say she isn’t interested in publicity or a book deal. She is struggling to get her life back on track following her testimony in the Senate. — Read on www.npr.org/2018/11/08/665407589/kavanaugh-accuser-christine-blasey-ford-continues-receiving-threats-lawyers-say