Month: October 2017

Weekly Message from T. J.

In a Holy Place

I missed you all this Sunday. I took a trip to nearby Moloka’i with some friends to do some camping. We were able to make use of some property a church owned. There was even a rickety old church piano in the … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.


Is anybody else as shocked as I am that Halloween is next week? I know that must be a really “new-to-the-island” thing to say, but I feel like it crept up on us this year…almost like it wanted to scare us! And that’s entirely appropriate.

Worlds … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Winds of Change

Greetings and Aloha, my friends.

I hope you’ve been enjoying some of the shifts in the weather this week. I know that the swell we had in the ocean made for some very happy surfers, boogie boarders, and fans of those sports. Yesterday I … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

I Am Angry

I am angry. The scenes of chaos, terror, and dread on the streets of yet another city made me sad for a time, but now, mostly, I’m angry.

Violence in Our Lives

The New York Times Editorial Board ran an article on Monday about … read more.

Our Sanctuary is Open Today – October 3

Dear Loved Ones,

Our hearts ache for those families, friends, loved ones, and all members of our shared human family devastated by the events of the past days in Las Vegas. Answers or solutions in these times are not always clear and are rarely simple. But … read more.