The Coat-Remover

Colors emerge like hidden jewels, sparkling in the sun. The season is turning, and once again I contemplate the beauty and lesson of the deciduous Tree. Its branches are always lifted upward like arms in praise. With a dark, cold season approaching, Tree surrenders...

One More Day

The wind whispers in the leaves, “change is coming, can you hear it?” Autumn breezes softly blow and colors subtly change. The wind scatters the few fallen leaves like my thoughts. That is when I remember the Holy Spirit moves like the wind, a gentle...

One Thing Certain, and #902-915

Uncertainties abound. Our world today is in turmoil. Tensions are high in the Middle East. Countries are in finanical trouble. People are without jobs. Families are struggling in numerous ways. Amidst the shakiness of shifting ideals, policies, morals, ideas, and...

Words From a Russian Gulag, and #892-901

Swimming pools are closed, boats are docked, school starts and summer comes to grinding halt… the American holiday of Labor Day is a turning point. I don’t let summer go so easily; I hold on as if something precious is slipping away. The end of summer...

A Plan — of Sorts

Sometimes, I get a hankering to change furniture around. It seems that most every year, I rearrange the furniture in the “school room” (the former dining room). ¬† I usually think I can’t come up with a new configuration– I mean, there are only...