Category: spirituality

  • Hail, the Conquering Hero!

    I am thankful for Joe Boris, a history/sociology teacher at State College Area High School. He is retiring this year, after 40 years at State High. The number of students he’s touched is in the tens of thousands and there isn’t one who knows Joe at all that doesn’t love him. Or at least will […]

  • Musical Monday: Memorial Day 2013 Freedom isn’t free

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-Xrlf3taEo               Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.                                                               […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: The Fallen

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for my brothers and sisters in arms who have fallen in the line of duty. Memorial Day is the day on which we honor those who gave their lives in defense of our country. It is no surprise that nearly all Americans recognize this honor, regardless of their viewpoints on […]

  • Grace Prep High School

    I am thankful for Grace Prep Christian High School here in State College, PA. I am thinking of them today primarily because they’re off on one of their “Air School” adventures: 20 miles on the Appalachian Trail, somewhere down in VA. Not sure exactly where since my nephew really didn’t make that very clear. Maybe […]

  • Sunday Spin: Fellowship V

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for Fellowship. What is called the Communion of the Saints in many of Creeds. You may have noticed that. What you may not know is that most Believers spell Fellowship this way: F O O D* With a potluck lunch after service today, what can I say? Om, nom, nom, […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: Mother’s Day

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for My Mom! But then, who isn’t? Thankful for MY mom, I mean. Of course, the majority of my vast and valued audience loves their own mothers. All I can say is that if you’re not thankful for my mother, it is simply because you don’t know her. Mother’s Day: […]

  • Sunday Spin: Semester End

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for the end of the semester. While that means my temp job is temp over, it also means that i can actually get to worship with my home congregation today. And corporate worship is a good thing.

  • Thoughtful Thursdays: One Response to Invictus–Conquered

    I am thankful for the ability to ponder. To thoughtfully consider. To “split infinitives” as I please. To think. I think… Thoughtful Thursdays are one opportunity for me to share and showcase some of the ideas, sayings, proverbs, quotations and clichés that inspire and motivate me. Henley’s poem, “Invictus” inspired me before I came to […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: Klatuu, Barada, Necktie…

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for the Trinity Knot. Looks like this and I think it’s pretty cool: Of course, there is the obvious connection here, on a Sunday, for me, a Chaplain. For those not of an orthodox Christian persuasion, the Trinity is a doctrine (teaching) about God and Who He is, based on […]

  • Sunday’s Spiritual Spin: Underwear

    unday’s Spiritual Spin I am thankful for skivvies. Undies. Unmentionables. Underwear. Gaak! What are you talking about…on a Sunday? How you gonna spin this?! So glad you asked. Underwear makes a wonderful picture…an analogy, if you will (or even if you won’t) of our personal time (prayer & bible study) with God. Huh? Well, it’s something […]