Beauty Surrounds Us

Sabbatical Day 11 Lori and I are spending the week on Minnesota’s North Shore, about 25 minutes up Highway 61 from Two Harbors. It’s been a good week. We’ve had opportunities to sit and stare at Lake Superior, to read, to write, and to take hikes through state parks.  (Side note: The week after Memorial … More Beauty Surrounds Us

When God Shows Up

It was probably not the smartest thing I’d ever done. I was a new college graduate.  One of my best friends, Christopher, had just gotten married to his college girlfriend, Kim and they were moving to Baltimore for grad school.  Chris asked me if I would accompany him, and drive the big rental truck with … More When God Shows Up

What is Ash Wednesday?

Q:  What do President Donald Trump, Beyonce, Jimmy Fallon, Rush Limbaugh, Queen Elizabeth, Pastor Dean and you all have in common? A:  Your humanity. Setting aside everything these people have accomplished, everything they’ve done and everything they have achieved, the thing we share is that we all walk this world.  We are physically made of … More What is Ash Wednesday?