Take a Few Sensitive Hours

About halfway through the film Broken English: “What are you thinking?” Nora is laying her head back on Julian’s chest. The bath suds cover their nakedness. His arms intertwine with hers and wrap around her torso. He waits for a response, but she simply stares into space from behind blank eyes. “Hey.” He splashes some […]

Bits & Pieces 2013-06-13

Links and things that I’ve run across recently. The journey begins… On Tuesday, I assigned the ISBN for the eBook edition of Walking in the Moment Between Tick and Tock“: 978-0-9816925-6-2. I told Bowker about it, so I’m committed now. I told them it was to be released on June 20, which happens to be […]

Memorize in the Morning

This past weekend, Rabbi Rich Nichol made a particular point that struck me, in the context of family and parenting. He said, “Memorize in the morning.” That is, when their kids were young, he and his wife Sue made it a family tradition to spend a few minutes each morning memorizing passages from the Scriptures. […]

Peace from the Ashes

Note: This post is an extended version of the comments I made at church a couple weeks ago. Many of us have heard of the “peace that transcends all understanding,” from one of the most famous snippets of the New Testament: “and the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and […]

A Song to Bring Peace (Music Video)

One of my FaceBook friends posted this music video of an Israeli pop song by drummer Gil Ladin, and it quickly captivated my ear. I wasted enough time listening to it that I figured it demanded it’s own blog post. The words of the chorus are based on an old Hebrew prayer: Establish peace, goodness, […]

A Hebrew Medley (video): Ayts Chaim/Hashivenu

Here’s a simple Hebrew medley I want to teach the King’s Court Choir at CPC. I recorded a quick video with my guitar—actually, with my daughter’s cheapo short-neck—so they can hear how the song goes.

A Prayer for the Depressed

Today, for Wishcasting Wednesday, Jamie Ridler asks, “What do you wish to make room for?” Like most people, I have so much stuff, both physically and figuratively, it’s hard to make room for anything. But what I really want to make room for today is the following blog post, which I’ve wanted to write. But […]