Milarepa Tibetan saint

Milarepa

“Live and die without regret.”  Milarepa. Milarepa is one of the best known Tibetan saints. He was born to an affluent family in 1052 and spent his early years living … Continue Reading →


Lao-Tse

Lao-Tse

“Muddied water, let stand, becomes clear.”  Lao-Tse. Lao-Tse is generally considered to have written the Tao Te Ching—one of the most sacred books of Taoism. But things get muddy from … Continue Reading →


Pope Francis

“We are dealing with real men and women who live, struggle and suffer, and are often forced to live in great poverty, deprived of all rights.”  Pope Francis. They came … Continue Reading →


Exodus 16: What God Wants

Exodus 16: 16-18.      This is what the Lord has commanded: “Gather as much of it as each of you needs, an omer to a person according to the … Continue Reading →


Exodus 4: Who Me?

Exodus 4:13.  “O my Lord, please send someone else.”  God was speaking pretty plainly to Moses, so for him to demur was gutsy to the say the least. God doesn’t … Continue Reading →


Genesis 50: We’re in Trouble Now!

Genesis 50:19. “Do not be afraid! Am I in the place of God?” At this point, Jacob has died and the brothers are worried Joseph will seek his revenge. Apparently, … Continue Reading →


Genesis 42: Karma

Genesis 42:21.      “Alas, we are paying the penalty for what we did to our brother; we saw his anguish when he pleaded with us, but we would not … Continue Reading →


Genesis 37: Keep Digging

Genesis 37:19. “Here comes this dreamer.” To say Joseph was disliked by his brothers is to badly understate the depth of their antagonism. They really disliked the boy. It didn’t … Continue Reading →


Genesis 31: Goin’ Home

Genesis 31:3. “Then the Lord said to Jacob, “Return to the land of your ancestors and to your kindred, and I will be with you.” Goin’ home. There’s more than … Continue Reading →


Genesis 28: I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore

Genesis 28:16. “Surely the Lord is in this place—and I did not know it!” Jacob lifts his head from the stone pillow vividly recalling his dream of angels ascending and descending … Continue Reading →