I have noticed a trend over the past two years. The folks with whom I work are often struggling with physical pain, emotional distress, mental illness and substance misuse, however the thing that they tend to bring up most often is that they are lonely. They have no one to talk with. They have few,…Read more »

You Never Know……

We had a lovely Here Now worship service on Saturday March 26. Still reflecting on the Beatitudes, those who worshipped with us shared their wisdom, their understanding and their struggles with some of the text and some of the traditions that bubbled up to the surface as we reflected together. We were also able to…Read more »


Imagine getting up in the morning and having nothing to do. For those of us who work at outside jobs, or in the home, or both; this can sound like a dream. But now imagine it happens day after day, month after month. Nothing to do. Nothing at all. No job, no volunteer position, no…Read more »

Blessed are those…..

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. As I said last month, the beatitudes are not a recipe for how to be a good Christian.  The Beautitudes, which…Read more »


This winter Here Now Ministry has joined with Youth Street Reach for our outdoor worship services. This January I started a reflection series on the Beatitudes. When I read the commentaries on this passage, most shared that the Beatitudes are a kind of recipe for being holy, for how God wants us to act so…Read more »