A First Thing It’s the image in my mind when I awaken, these days. A small child, perhaps age three, sits in the corner and listens. Bigger people are talking about some fantastic destination: Maybe a tropical beach. Maybe the zoo. Maybe Disneyland. The child–let’s say a boy, with blue eyes and straw hair–sits and listens […]

Would You Know Me By My Love?

I’m reflecting on a different aspect of the conversation I launched here on Tuesday.  Thanks for bearing with me. I think I finally have it out of my system for now.  Give ‘Em What For!  When I was a teen, Sunday services often included a song, They’ll Know We Are Christians By Our Love. Some days I […]

Crumbs on My Heart

Weeping in the KitchenIt swept over me as I took a knife to the last bit of soft butter. The little pat in the glass dish was just enough for the potatoes I intended to mash. But a few toast crumbs, and maybe even a spot of pomegranate jelly, stained it. That bit o’butter wasn’t […]

Weekend Reflection: Speak!

9 Get yourself up on a high mountain,O Zion, bearer of good news,Lift up your voice mightily,O Jerusalem, bearer of good news;Lift it up, do not fear.Say to the cities of Judah,“Here is your God!”10 Behold, the Lord God will come with might,With His arm ruling for Him.Behold, His reward is with HimAnd His recompense […]

Weekend Reflection: Risen!

Sunday’s Coming.  Now after the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to look at the grave. 2 And behold, a severe earthquake had occurred, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled away the stone and […]