Jummah Reflection: It's Coming

Jummah Reflection: It’s Coming

I’ve been at some pretty horrible points in my 42 years. These were periods of weeks or months when I thought I literally couldn’t handle any more. Shit was coming at me, I had no control, and I could feel…

Jummah Reflection: Guilt & Shame Are Not a Way of Life

Jummah Reflection: Guilt & Shame Are Not a Way of Life

This morning I’m thinking about mercy. We have all done terrible things. I certainly have. Things that I have convinced myself were unforgivable. For years I suffered fear and guilt and shame and allowed them to cut me off from…

Jummah Reflection: People First

Jummah Reflection: People First

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. This week, I’ve been thinking a lot of about The Golden Rule. You know the one… it’s part of almost every faith tradition and it’s worded lots of different ways, but it all boils…

Jummah Reflection: Aftermath

Jummah Reflection: Aftermath

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. I’m generally not a worrier. It’s just not who I am. But right now? I’m worried. And that is a good thing. Because there are a lot of people whose worries I ignored this…

Jummah Reflection: Agency IS Power - The Best Kind

Jummah Reflection: Agency IS Power – The Best Kind

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF Thanks to a friend on Facebook who corrected me earlier this week, I’ve been thinking a lot about the concepts of “Power” and “Agency”. I think most of us recognize that with Power comes…

Jummah Reflection: Progress Means Looking Forward, Not Digging Up Dirt From The Past

Jummah Reflection: Progress Means Looking Forward, Not Digging Up Dirt From The Past

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF Every once in a while I go through these periods where my psyche pulls up all kinds of random incidents and memories from my entire 42 years and presents them to me at odd times….

Jummah Reflection: What is Anger Good For?

Jummah Reflection: What is Anger Good For?

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF.   I’m still reflecting on the words my friend posted yesterday on Facebook. “Meeting anger with love is an uncertain peace. But meeting anger with anger is a certain war.”   Of course this…

Jummah Reflection: This Life is Not a Dream

Jummah Reflection: This Life is Not a Dream

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom & TGIF. I’ve been frustrated with myself lately because I’ve been in a funk and unable to really figure out why, or how to pull myself out of it. Then yesterday I started making a list…

Jummah Reflection:  Are You Only Happy When It Rains?

Jummah Reflection: Are You Only Happy When It Rains?

Jummah Mubarak, Shabbat Shalom, & TGIF! This week I had a fascinating conversation with a friend (who happens to be a Rabbi). We talked about a lot of things, but one of the topics that came up was the subject of…