As I write this, we have daffodils blooming in our garden and the crocus plants are popping up out of the ground in front of our home.  It’s a sign of spring. As I write this, our middle-school and high school students are back together in the school building, all together, for the first time…in a … More Signs

Thanksgiving Part II

The Thanksgiving holiday reminds us to be grateful.  It reminds us of the tremendous abundance with which we have been blessed.  It reminds us that God gives out of an overflowing sense of grace.  We celebrate these gifts…we feast…and we move into the season of Advent, hopefully remembering these important lessons from the season. But … More Thanksgiving Part II

10,000 Steps

10,000 steps every day.  That’s what they that we should walk to maintain health and fitness.  10,000 steps every day. It’s common now to see people wearing Fitbits, Apple watches and other devices on their wrists that count their steps, monitor heart rates and remind people to get up and move. Wellness is a good … More 10,000 Steps


The Daily Text for this morning came from 2 Corinthians 5:21.  It reads: “For our sake, God made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” Growing up, there were people I wanted to be “like.” I wanted to be like the police officers that … More Reflection

Like Rain

In something like 36 hours, we got 4 inches of rain. And it’s like I could almost hear my lawn giving a long, low groan of relief. it had been so dry for the last few weeks that my lawn kind of “crackled” as I walked over it.  In bare patches, I could see little … More Like Rain