Tag: forgiveness

A Clean Heart

A Clean Heart As we continue to emerge from a time when the mantra was “wash your hands, wear your mask, keep your distance” we are beginning to see a shift in focus. It allows us to return to an older mantra, as it were: Create in me a clean heart, O God,   and put a new […]

A Fish Breakfast by the Galilee

A Fish Breakfast by the Galilee The 21st chapter of the Gospel of John provides a peculiar ending to the story of Jesus. Even as a resurrection appearance story it is unusual. While Matthew and Luke’s gospels tell of the ascension, John simply ends the story with Jesus having breakfast by the lake in the […]


Forgiven! The Gospel of Luke tells of Jesus appearance to Cleopas and another disciple on the road to Emmaus, a village whose location is probably about 7-8 miles from Jerusalem. Cleopas and the other disciple, realizing they had seen Jesus on the Road to Emmaus and are told that Jesus also appeared to Peter, so […]

Mondays in Lent: Lenten Readings

Each Monday, the Lamoni Heartland USA Diversity Team will publish a Lenten Reading. When I first prepared a Lenten Calendar and distributed it door-to-door in the neighborhood around my congregation, I had no idea if it would reach anyone in a meaningful way. The calendars drew attention to ideas for Lenten practices each day in […]

On Well-Being, Science and IMMB

On Connecting Science-Backed Keys to Well Being and the IMMB of Community of Christ Organizations like the Greater Good Science Center (GGSC) at UC Berkeley have brought attention to research on positive mental health and several keys to well-being: Compassion, Gratitude, Mindfulness, Diversity, Awe, Social Connection, Happiness, Forgiveness, Bridging Differences, Empathy, Altruism and Purpose. Their […]