Category Archives: Life and Faith

Another Lizard Lesson

Have you ever noticed how God ‘speaks’ to you in some of the oddest ways, in my case recently, with lizards? It happened again the very day I sent the last post. That afternoon I was walking our dog, Charlie, … Continue reading

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Hanging on by a Toe

Hanging on by a toe. On Wednesday, I didn’t see the lizard on my windshield until I was going 20 mph, at which point all of him was dangling in the air except one toe. I understand the feeling well. The end of June a bulging disc … Continue reading

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House Cleaning and God

This past week, our house received a pretty thorough cleaning as first we hosted house church, carpets cleaned on Friday, laundry (blankets and comforters too) on Saturday and the master bath today. I don’t know about you, but it’s rare … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Wind

Wind. A welcome breeze on a lovely summer day brings joy. At Pentecost in the Upper Room, a different kind of wind blew through the room along with the Holy Spirit. Ironically, the day following our observance of that Holy Spirit wind, the … Continue reading

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It's Elementary

I watch the TV series, Elementary, in which a modern day Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Joan Watson help the New York City police department solve crimes. Except Dr. Watson happens to be a ‘Sobriety Companion’ for Holmes, who recently completed another in … Continue reading

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Living Water: Falling Plates

I think the video at http://www.fallingplates.com says it all about what this Holy Week and Easter are all about.

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To Yield or Not to Yield

Of late, while driving on the highway, more and more cars fail to yield as they enter the highway from the on ramp. So intent to merge without yielding, one car ran me into the next lane which was, thankfully, … Continue reading

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Living Water: Ordinary Time

Ordinary Time. The name sounds so, well, ordinary. Yet we spend more time in the two periods of Ordinary Time than any other period of the Christian year: 1) From the day after the Epiphany and/or Baptism of the Lord through the day … Continue reading

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Living Water: Dogs in Church

In one of our house churches, there are two King Charles Spaniels who join us for worship each week. Both well-behaved girls, Hannah and Trinity greet everyone as they enter each week and they usually sleep under the coffee table or … Continue reading

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Why? Take 2

One of my friends recently asked for how I would explain why the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary happened. Here is an edited version of my response: Everyone has a hard time trying to explain. The only way I can respond … Continue reading

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