Forgotten phone

Kevin is just like the rest of us, never without his mobile phone.  Every Sunday, Kevin has a routine after church:  he goes to the same coffee shop and gets … Continue Reading →


Super Heroes

One of the parents at my church shared with me that when their children dress up in their super hero costumes, sometimes the children tackle projects with a little more … Continue Reading →


Joshua 1:9

You may find it interesting that according to a popular Bible application, Joshua 1:9 was the most shared, bookmarked, and highlighted Bible verse in 2017.  How popular is this verse?  It’s … Continue Reading →


Through all of it

  There’s a song I hear from time to time on Christian radio.  The lyrics begin,  I have won And I have lost I got it right sometimes But sometimes … Continue Reading →


We will steal your children

  I went to a mosque on Friday to pray with Muslims. I never thought I’d write such a sentence. Or thought there would be the need to do such a thing. … Continue Reading →


Are you the one we have been waiting for?

  Humor me. If you can, find a plastic straw. Close one eye and look through the straw at something across the room. I asked my parishioners to join me … Continue Reading →


I tell them, “My candidate lost.”

        In another life I really should be a sociologist. You all know my favorite conversation to participate in is “How are you doing?” followed by “How … Continue Reading →


The Day After

  Wednesday was a long day.  I met with, and spoke with, and listened to a lot of people at my parish. Maybe as many as a hundred people throughout the … Continue Reading →


Election Eve Vigil of Prayer

  Recently the three bishops of the Diocese of Virginia encouraged the priests and parishes of our diocese to provide opportunities for people to gather and pray during this special … Continue Reading →