Saturday Brunch, December 19, 2020

Well, friends, this is my final post at internet monk. A huge shout out to Chaplain Mike for allowing me to write, and to all of you for your kind comments and contributions over the years. Shower thoughts of the week: All numbers are closer to 0 then they are to infinity. The truest exampleContinue reading “Saturday Brunch, December 19, 2020”

Love in Hard Places, Matthew 5:38-48

Matthew 5:38-48 38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[h] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coatContinue reading “Love in Hard Places, Matthew 5:38-48”

Saturday Brunch, December 5 2020

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend. How about some brunch? I told my wife I wanted a book for Christmas. Just a book. Nothing else. And, no, not some first rare first-edition Tolstoy or something; just an art book that is coming out this month. So she was happy to agree. But I mightContinue reading “Saturday Brunch, December 5 2020”

Christmas and the Empty Chair

Dear imonk friends. On Tuesday night’s Christmas Eve Service I shared some thoughts on what Christmas means to me after a year of great loss and pain. I am posting them here in hopes it may help someone.   2019 has been the worst year of my life. I won’t go into details, but justContinue reading “Christmas and the Empty Chair”

It’s Official: Halloween Now Sucks

Halloween sucks. There, I said it. It used to be cool; now it’s jumped the shark. Trick or treating is great. What kid doesn’t love dressing up, going door to door and getting candy! What adult doesn’t love seeing the kids in their costumes. You have to be Halloween’s version of the Grinch not toContinue reading “It’s Official: Halloween Now Sucks”

God’s Purpose and our Purpose

This morning I will be teaching to about 40 men in an addictions recovery program. I love these guys; they are very open, and very hungry spiritually. I will be going through Ephesians chapter 1, where the main idea is that our salvation is much broader than we usually understand, and also tied into God’sContinue reading “God’s Purpose and our Purpose”

Saturday Brunch, August 31, 2019

Hello, friends, and welcome to the Labor Day weekend! Quick question: If money or likely success were not issues, what job would you love to have? That’s a good way to start off our Labor Day edition of the brunch. We’ll be asking a few more job/career related questions as we go along. It’s a goodContinue reading “Saturday Brunch, August 31, 2019”

Saturday Brunch, September 22, 2018

Hello, friends, and welcome to the weekend? I’m filling in for good Chaplain Mike today. Ready for some brunch? As usual, we’ve got some silly stuff, some serious stuff, some pop culture stuff. Skip what you want (it’s Brunch!), but let’s start with some lighter fare. “At this time, we do not have information onContinue reading “Saturday Brunch, September 22, 2018”