Happy Ashintine's Day? Valinash day?
February 14th, 2024
I can't even say how much I love today.It's Ash Wednesday.But it's also Valentine's Day.Now, I'm not a big proponent of Valentine's Day. It's overblown. There is too much pressure. Too much emphasis o...  Read More
Thoughts on our Through the Bible reading...part 1
January 22nd, 2024
Phew! I just got caught up on 4 days of our Through the Bible reading! Yes, I was behind and it took a while to catch up. I'll try to not let that happen again!I have never before read through the Bib...  Read More
Lost puzzle pieces
November 14th, 2023
We are all broken puzzles. Trying to fit our lives together as best we know how. May God show us the beauty that is possible with our remaining bits. ...  Read More
Perfect timing
September 14th, 2023
12/25/22 Sun. John 7:1-9 No time to write - later or tomorrow...  Read More
"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...  Read More
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 ...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More
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...  Read More