Moonrise

I watched the full moon rise earlier this month, the quiet lake shimmering in its glow. It brought back a memory of our family gathered around our old black and white Magnavox television to watch in awe as men's footprints first touched the moon's powdery surface. "That's one small step for man", Neil Armstrong said, … Continue reading Moonrise

"Following Jesus is serious business. It is a life of joy, otherworldly peace, and unexpected exhilaration, but it is not to be taken lightly. Stating the commitment is not enough. I don't want a faith that is trivial or that lacks integrity. I want a Christian life that is deep, intense, spiritually fulfilling, and real." … Continue reading

Launch

Before every rocket launch, there is a lengthy time of preparation. The crew needs to be equipped for their flight, communication systems tested, fuel loaded, trajectory calculated. There is a lot of advice out there on how to get through this Covid 19 quarantine period. It's been a good time to rest, reorganize our lives, … Continue reading Launch

Spices

"When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body." (Mark 16:1) It was barely light when the women made their way down the dusty path to the place of the dead. They walked in the silence of shock and … Continue reading Spices

Filler

I'm reading a book right now that captured my attention in the introduction. There were a few sentences, deep and true, that made me hunger for more. The more I read, though, the more I find a few great ideas and a lot of filler. Books, blog posts, lectures and sermons go this way often, … Continue reading Filler

Plans

My planner is empty. I bought it at the start of the year in an attempt to become more organized and purposeful with my days. Now it sits unused, this quarantine period having erased weddings, meetings and get-togethers. Am I, too, sitting empty in this waiting time? It is easy to let the hours and … Continue reading Plans

Quarantine

It has been more than a month now that we have been sequestered at home, allowed to leave only for necessities. In the beginning we were upbeat, willing participants in the noble goal of protecting the vulnerable. Our town and many others joined together to support and help each other through this terrible time. Masks … Continue reading Quarantine