Archives for June 2009

Back at it

Okay, vacation is over. I’m back at work. Thanks to all of you who have been patient while I have not been posting. Camping is not conducive to internet activity. While I am ready to be back at it again, I will miss the reading I got to do…hours of it under the trees accompanied […]

A purpose for mosquitoes…or humans

Vacations are great for reading. I just finished reading “A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf,” the journal of John Muir as he walked from Indiana to Florida in 1867-8. His walk plunges my walk from D.C. to Pittsburgh down to a very humble endeavor in comparison. His work was collecting plant specimens. He started his […]

Finally, the well

The woman of Samaria who by a well on a hot summer day discusses with Jesus the meaning of living water has got to be one of my favorite stories in the New Testament. It’s finally on for this Sunday the 14th, and on my morning walks with Chester I am relearning it by heart. […]

The thin veil

My mother-in-law (soon to be with the Lord) is resting comfortably listening to a recording of my father-in-law (already with the Lord) singing in a gospel quartet: “Precious Lord, take my hand, lead me home…..” Of course, my father-in-law Tom had no clue when he sang this song that it would help sing his wife […]

Words on a page

For the first time in a long time I did not say the gospel reading in worship this Sunday by heart. Partly because the reading was a conglomeration of several verses from John’s gospel (about the Holy Spirit since it was Pentecost Sunday). Partly because I was too tired and distracted this week. As I […]