My dialect of English, shaped by southern California and lots of different cultures, was often unintelligible to my new friends [in PA].
Sing to the Lord
I wish that the Apostle Paul would have given more specific directions as to what form our hymn singing and worship should be.
My Great-Grandmother’s Organ: A Parable
I took a deep breath and guided my circular saw across the center of my great-grandmother’s pump organ.
The Gift of Not Knowing
Not clearly seeing the pathway ahead […] is frightening, disconcerting, and uncomfortable.
Do We Really Disagree?
Once we are speaking the same language, we can move on to deciding whether or not we truly disagree.
Reframing the To-Do List
When making a list for the day, the question becomes: “What do I need to do today that reflects my values?”
At the time I didn’t know where exactly God wanted me to go, but wherever it was, I would follow.
Closing the Gap
… even I, a pastor of more than 35 years, am tempted to join those walking out the church doors.
Following My Call from the Wilderness for More Than 40 Years
This past weekend, Marco Güete was honored as one of the denomination’s elders at Mennonite Church USA’s Hope for the Future 2023, a gathering of people of color.
As We Wait
There are times when we need to wait, and waiting is not easy. At least it’s never easy for me.
Facing the Dark, Welcoming the Light
I find myself noticing the darkness more in January when the joy of the Christmas lights fades and the darkness is more evident.
I Hope to Bring My Best Self to Assembly
I hope to bring a self that is not easily offended and defensive but that is open to listening and learning to others.
Chesed Love is the Air We Breathe
Without one another – our differences, our gifts, our challenges – we wouldn’t survive.