January 25 – Perception or Angels in the Cemetery

Today’s lesson is on tradition/perception or Angels in the Cemetery. A topic that has been on my mind a lot is the difference between faith, God, and religion. I won’t go into in depth here but this plays to that theme. Before my Grandmother’s funeral, we were looking at the flowers people sent. Keep in mind this is a Jewish […]

January 22 – Self-Care and Community

Today’s lesson is on self-care and community. As we’ve talked life is hard. Or in modern parlance #AdultingSucks and #ParentingSucks. We have many responsibilities: To our family. To our jobs. To our houses. To our bills. To our volunteer efforts. To everything. Two of these responsibilities are usually forgotten: responsibility to God and responsibility to self. We give and give but when we […]

January 18 – Warmth and Compassion

Todays Bible Lesson is one on warmth and compassion. I understand God made us all different with different strengths and abilities. I know what we all respond to events differently, some warmer and some cooler. I understand that. There is a line though, in my humble opinion, on common human compassion and sympathy. Giving congratulations, sharing in grief, giving thoughts […]

January 16 – Loss

Todays Bible Lesson is one on loss. Death sucks. On one hand, it is a homecoming. You get to be one with the Lord. His promises of redemption and everlasting life are fulfilled. At the same time, there is emptiness, loss, and loneliness. I learned today of that my grandmother, Nancy Cammarano, passed late last night. She is not in pain […]

January 14 – Transition

Todays Bible Lesson is one of transition. At church today, our senior pastor said he was retiring next year and we need to look at transition. In my life, I’ve transitioned from one career path to another. I’ve transitioned from being a non-practicing Jew to an involved Christian. I’ve experienced people transitioning from this world to the next. (And no, […]