Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! 

Praying For The Right Thing

There are things in my life that have seemed to be in a stuck place for a long time. I’ve prayed and prayed for help but my prayers were not being answered. In a moment of clarity this week, rather than praying for God to fix this or fix that or make X, Y or…

The Day That God Has Made

Today is the day that God has made. God – the creator of the Universe. The Creator of everything. He presented us with this gift today – the day He created just for us. It is so easy to criticize the day … too hot, too cold, too wet, too dry, too many clouds, too…


My longtime friend, almost 20 years … we’ve been through a lot of life on Planet Earth in those 20 years … for all but one of them I knew my friend as a male. We were always actual genuine friends [not wink, wink, “friends”]. Not sexually interested in one another. It was one of…

God Uses All Things For Good

This is said to be a Chinese folk tale, although its origins are not clear. Many Christians use this tale as an instructive analogy. An elderly woman had two large pots, each hung onthe ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.One of the pots had a crack in it while the other…

Prince of Peace

Isaiah’s prophesy of the birth of Jesus is set to music in one of my favorite pieces of Baroque music: Wishing everyone a joyous celebration of Jesus’s birth.

First Christmas

Reposting the Blog I wrote 2 years ago, my first Christmas as a Christian. This is the first year that I have been a Christian on Christmas. I never liked the way Christmas was celebrated before I became a Christian – not (as some would suppose) because I “hated Christians” or because I was envious…

American Thanksgiving

Lots of people have warm fuzzy memories of Thanksgiving dinners past. My most prominent Thanksgiving Day memory is of arguing with my Grandma over not eating turkey (I was an adult vegetarian). To Grandma, feeding people was how she expressed her love for them. Me not eating her Thanksgiving turkey (from her perspective) was like…

Day of Rest

I took a much-needed day of rest today, first one in longer than it should have been. Able to clear my head of worldly busy-ness I found this occupying that holy space inside my soul today. Inviting you to join me in song. Or just listen.

Blowing in the Wind

This is overflowing with biblical imagery. And needed now more than ever. God be with you. The answer is blowing in the רוח

Brassica oleracea

. ???? . If you know what Brassica oleracea is, you’re probably a botanist. You might see it translated as “wild cabbage.” It’s actually an ancient plant that first started spreading around the Mediterranean at about the time of Paul’s missionary journeys in that area. It (Brassica oleracea) is one plant with a lot of…


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