Cooking With the Fallen One’s=Damien

August 31st, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s–Damien As I reflect on my life. . . I still feel like the least of God’s holy people. . I realize that I am still struggling with the same problems I had all those years ago. I am still searching for inner peace and unity and a resolution to my […]

Cooking With the Fallen One’s–Rio

August 29th, 2017 By punkpriest

COOKING WITH THE FALLEN ONE’S–RIO Today as I cooked the meal, I was laughing to myself, as I thought of some words from Rumi: “There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground,”and for me cooking with the fallen one’s is kissing the ground. As I write these reflections there is much pain, […]

Cooking With the Fallen One’s Cade

August 29th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s–1 One does not value life until one has nothing. One minute I was the pastor with a nice house, nice car, friends, a career, and in the twinkling of an eye I was an outcast, no career, no place to live, and my good friends turning their backs.  I raised […]

Cooking With the Fallen One’s

August 28th, 2017 By punkpriest

Cooking With the Fallen One’s “You and our holy sentinels are most sacred indeed- and given due loyalty from all who place in you their trust. Security. You. Psalm. 84:2-6, 9-13″ The only security is God. Through out my life, only God has been faithful.  Friends come and go, but God remains. Henri Nouwen sums […]

Being Ready to Die!

August 27th, 2017 By punkpriest

BEING READY TO DIE! Matthew 13:16-30 “Who do you say that I am?” “Death often happens suddenly. A car accident, a plane crash, a fatal fight, a war, a flood, and so on. When we feel healthy and full of energy, we do not think much about our deaths. Still, death might come very unexpectedly. […]

Growing Up!

August 26th, 2017 By punkpriest

“When we lose a dear friend, someone we have loved deeply, we are left with a grief that can paralyse us emotionally for a long time. People we love become part of us. Our thinking, feeling and acting are codetermined by them: Our fathers, our mothers, our husbands, our wives, our lovers, our children, our […]

Peniel–Newsletter of Temenos Catholic Worker–September, 2017

August 25th, 2017 By punkpriest

September, 2017 PENIEL “Where Jacob Wrestled With God and Survived” Temenos Catholic Worker P.O. Box 642656 San Francisco, CA 94164 (Paypal is On www. 415-305-2124 Fr. River Sims, sfw, DMin. Pastor/Director ————————————————————— JOURNAL OF AN ALIEN STREE PRIEST “In the new light of each day’s questions, I am never prepared. Today, again, […]


August 24th, 2017 By punkpriest

QUESTIONS “Getting the answers to questions is not the goal of the spiritual life. Living in the presence of God is the greater call.” Henri Nouwen We spend our lives asking questions, trying to find an answer to every thing that occurs. We end up stereotyping, labeling and thus creating conflict.  Nouwen tells us to […]

Journey on the Edge

August 22nd, 2017 By punkpriest

Journey on the Edge Matthew 19:15-30 “We are born alone…….We live alone……..We die alone. Only through our love and friendship can we create the allusion we are not alone. Oscar Wilde Pain breathes down our whole being, and breaks down our boundaries, all those lines we have drawn around us to protect us, and leaves […]

Freedom’s Biggest Risk!

August 17th, 2017 By punkpriest

Freedom’s Biggest Risk Jesus tells us to: “Judge not, lest you be judged;, and “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all of your mind, soul, and strength and your neighbor as your self.” There’s an old story from well before digital, where the knowing master stops the novice at the gate, tells her […]