Author: Jim Kerr

Watching the Train of Troubles

I sit this morning during my meditation watching the train of troubles pass by. Worries about my kids. My parents. My job. Things I need to do. Bills I need to pay. An endless train of troubles. They’re all so urgent, every one of these passing thought cars. They’re loud and brightly painted, like a carnival train. They flash at me, beckoning urgently at me to jump onboard. I have gotten better at this task of witnessing over the years. Just sitting and watching the mad procession of thoughts without acting on them. Still, now and then I get...

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When A Leader’s Words Lack Moral Authority

Yesterday’s horrific violence at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia was shocking for a country that prides itself on tolerance. So I was encouraged to hear political leaders from both sides of the aisle in Washington condemn the violence for what it was: an unacceptable expression of hate and intolerance that goes against the core values and ideals of America. The words of the U.S. President about yesterday’s events were less clear. “We condemn in the strongest possible terms,” Trump said from his golfing vacation in New Jersey, “this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many...

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Coming Into the Clear

Dear friends and readers, My apologies for not blogging recently. I took on an expanded role at my company a few months ago and I haven’t had much time for writing or anything else of late. The job’s great, the company fantastic, but it is all incredibly demanding. I am now managing a global team and running what is essentially a 24-hour PR and social publishing engine for a $9.5 billion company. Each work day is a river of emails, conference calls, and situations that need to be dealt with. I jump into that river very early in the...

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Nature’s Lessons in Patience

It’s a few days before the official start of spring here in southeastern Pennsylvania but winter is very much in control. We are still digging out from a late-winter storm earlier in the week that brought us ten inches of snow. This Saturday morning I woke up to freezing rain. More sleet and snow are predicted for the rest of the weekend. This all comes after some unseasonably warm days in early March that gave everyone around here a case of spring fever. I was even able to pick a bunch of early blooming daffodils from the bumper crop...

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This is My Time

While out on my walk this morning with Cassie, a simple but profound thought struck me. I was watching Cassie run gleefully through the woods (she loves our early morning walks) when the thought came to me: This is my time. Just four words, but they resonated like the peal of a bell. This is my time. What was God saying to me? What did my spirit want me to hear as I walked alone through this patch of Pennsylvania woods on a mid-February morning? I didn’t know, so I just allowed the words to work through me as...

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