God’s Divine Margin

Ever-Increasing Light Marking Jewish Themes with Devotion Sabbaths, Feasts, and More “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” (Philippian 4:6-7). … More God’s Divine Margin


“I close my eyes in order to see.” ~ Paul Gauguin, painter We are trained from an early age to close our eyes during prayer. This ritual/habit probably began with the idea of reverence for God — and shutting out the world and all immediate distraction in order to focus on the one who hears … More Focused

Zero Agenda

For the few remaining devoted readers of  “culture vs content,” I apologize for being such a bad blogger over the last few months. To say my life has been busy would be an understatement. I am not complaining. It has been fun, at times frustrating and utterly exhausting, and never boring. The last two and … More Zero Agenda

Pray for Peace

So many wonderful attributes draw people from all over the world to Jerusalem. The beauty of the stones alone are remarkable… Unfortunately over the years, tension in the Old City has escalated. It’s just not the same place it was a couple of decades ago when I was single and living on a kibbutz. I … More Pray for Peace

Every Man’s Prayer

  There is an email rumor circulating (I myself have received it a number of times in the past week.) It says that Paul Harvey aired the text of a prayer by Billy Graham and received the largest response ever.  You’ll find facts about the story here. The prayer actually happened in the Kansas House (not Senate) in Topeka on January 23, 1996. … More Every Man’s Prayer

Bruised Reed

Bruised Reed Hollow face pressing desperate upon stones built by Herod. Grief lines penetrating fragile bones, tear stains etching cold outlines. Bruise reed, shivering upon the wall, cast your wound into the sea’s deepest part, salve in its forgiving depths. Justice slept in your seed and awoke to plane the unequal surface level.