September 14th, 2023
12/25/22 Sun. John 7:1-9 No time to write - later or tomorrow...
"Here is the world..."
August 16th, 2023
A few years ago I came across a quote by American theologian and writer, Frederick Buechner. Here it is, in context. (This is from his book, Wishful Thinking."The grace of God means something like: 'H...
Sunshine on my shoulders
July 5th, 2023
I wrote this blog post in April. For some reason, I never posted it. Today, when I opened the webpage, there the photo of our cat, Zephyr, sound asleep in the sun, jumped out at me.Zephyr knew how to ...
Go ahead. Make the call.
May 14th, 2023
This is the last picture I took of my mom from the last time I saw her last summer. She didn’t like smiling for photos since her stroke in 2007. When that happened we thought we might lose her, but th...
Community Kids' Camp!
April 20th, 2023
Think back: you're small. Young. Impressionable. You're at church. A place you find acceptance. Kindness. Creativity. It's summer. It's hot. It's boring.And then, in the midst of your hot boredom, al...
Surprised by grief
April 12th, 2023
C. S. Lewis wrote a book titled, Surprised by Joy. I must admit, I've never read it. Only excerpts. I'm sure it's great. I mean, it's Lewis, right? I know I should read it...but the thing is, I'm an o...
And God saw that it was good. Friday, that is.
April 5th, 2023
I'm a bit long-winded today, I admit. It's hard to pare down Salvation!It's Holy Week. My favorite holiday approaches.Now don't get me wrong: I love Christmas. It has gifts and cherished decorations a...
Is it really Spring?
March 29th, 2023
It may be true that I have lived in the Midwest for 29 years and survived winter without too many scars and it may be true that I prefer Winter clothes to Summer ones and it may be even true that I ki...
I don't like the word "eulogy"...
March 22nd, 2023
I don't like the word "eulogy". But like it or not, this is what this is. And if this is too long or feels too personal, please feel free to close this window now. But if you're interested, here it is...
January 25th, 2023
One month ago, today, my mama stopped breathing.And never started up again.She moved from this world into eternity.She slipped her mortal coil.Why are all those phrases easier to say than the actual w...
That Holy Shadow
December 1st, 2022
I love Christmas. I love the surprises. I love the scents. I love the giving (and, I must admit, the getting). I love the decorations and the music and the events that are unique to the rest of the ye...
Putting the garden to bed
November 9th, 2022
It's raining today and I can't help but love it! Growing up in the Pacific Northwest, days like this remind me of the good old PNW, where people don't bother to use umbrellas because they'll just lose...