The Whole City Was Moved

The Whole City Was Moved

And when He entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking “Who is this?” -Matthew 21:10 turmoil:  a state of great disturbance, confusion, or uncertainty.  -Oxford Dictionary Perhaps you are familiar with the Bible Gateway website, where you are able,...
These Fragile Years

These Fragile Years

Handwashing my mother’s best crystal goblets recently, a wedding gift from about 1954, I was truly struck by how fragile and beautifully crafted they are. Thin as a glaze of freezing rain on a windshield, they look as if someone sang a high note or spoke harshly, they...
The High Thin Spaces

The High Thin Spaces

I’m 32,000 feet above Lake Michigan.  It’s -51 degrees outside the Delta 737 I’m a passenger in.  In 1600 miles I hope to touch down to earth again.  As I look out the window of the plane I am recalling some words spoken by a Protestant pastor during a retreat I was...
I Hear You……Father

I Hear You……Father

“If today you hear his voice, harden not your hearts” – Ps.95 One of the most surprising aspects I learned after the death of my father three months ago was that I was struggling within my mind to recall what his voice sounded like.  Of course we have video...
Marking Time: Numbers that Count

Marking Time: Numbers that Count

To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. – Emily Dickinson Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished. – Lao Tzu The past is never dead. It’s not even past. – William Faulkner   Have you ever found yourself...