Brendan: Likes bag piping — so do his college dorm mates

Brendan likes bag piping – so do his college dorm mates who fill the common when he plays. A leisure time mission.

For more grace filled sports see “Doing Unto Others, Off and On the Tennis Court”

Not being overly competitive.

Hiking Helps

Hiking brings Steve back home to himself.

Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again

Cautions for hikers of all kinds.

Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again

“Leaving Only Footsteps? Think Again” by Christopher Solomon in the NY Times for 2/15/15. Our ventures in the woods – whether winter or summer – do damage we do not even notice. A similar biblical theme: “They will not hurt or destroy on all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the […]

Life App for 1/27/17 to 2/3/17

A way to live a mission in leisure or free time: Spending time with family and friends is not insignificant; it is rather to be sought and valued. Based on Matthew 5:1-12 A way to live a mission in leisure or free time based on Matthew 5:1-12, a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for […]

Life App for 10/28/16 to 11/3/16

A way to live our leisure time Use your free time to reflect on your wrongdoings and to change—with God’s help.  You may be surprised by what comes up. Based on Luke 19:1-10 [A way to live our leisure time based on Luke: 19:1-10, a reading from The Revised Common Lectionary for the Twenty-fourth Sunday […]

Life App for 10/30/15 to 11/5/15

Is leisure time, days off, something you can’t quite make happen?  Move beyond regret to action.  Start small with half a day; how family and friends will enjoy your company. [A way to live John 11;32-44, one of the readings in many churches for All Saints Day from the Revised Common Lectionary for 11/1/15.  Lazarus, […]

Life App for 12/11/15 to 12/17/15

A way to spend your leisure suggested by Luke 3:7-18 Be sure it recreates you — and others when possible.  Avoid indulging yourself with costly “toys.”  Enjoy the fun of being refreshed or recreated. [A way to live in your leisure Luke 3:7-18 , suggested by one of the readings in many churches for the […]

Life App for 2/12/16 to 2/18/16

A way to live in you leisure or playtime: Our playtime brings its own temptations.  We can win at sports by cheating or drug use.  We can trick others so that we win board games.  We can trust our luck to win at gambling. Based on Luke 4:1-13 [A way to recognize temptations as suggested by the […]