Do Not Neglect Your Gift

In a tender exchange between father and son, I witnessed the passing of a baton from one generation to the next - an exchange filled with great hope, anticipation, and sincere prayers for a God-filled future. So intimate was the moment, I felt like I was trespassing; and yet I had been welcomed into the moment, so I sat, watched and learned. So too is our scripture passage from 1 … [Read more...]

Performing on our Stage

All the world's a stage, And all the men and women merely players: They have their exits and their entrances; And one man in his time plays many parts, His acts being seven ages. "As You Like It" - William Shakespeare One of our family's favorite summertime activities while living in Glendive, Montana was attending free, outdoor Shakespeare performances put on by the Montana … [Read more...]

Reflecting on Home

Beautiful music always makes me cry.   But, I held back the tears pretty well throughout our entire Jubilate choir rehearsal until I saw his name. Eric Kallis. Immediately tears filled my eyes as I remembered kneeling at the altar of the First United Methodist Church in Moscow, Idaho, along with the rest of my third grade confirmation class. Pastor Kallis was the man who … [Read more...]

The Post No One Will Ever Read

Here it is, the eve of the end of the world, December 20, 2012.  It's mysterious to me why I sit, yet again in front of this computer screen, attempting to coalesce a few hundred words together into a coherent essay.  Why bother on this night, for surely this will be the post no one will ever read. But alas, I find myself with nothing else better to do.  Sure, the house needs cleaning … [Read more...]

CONSIDERING Alternative Perspectives

I was greeted this morning in my shower by a most unwelcome guest.  You might think something so little, so inconsequential, so harmless shouldn't generate such a reaction, but it did.  Spiders and I are NOT friends - even small, inconspicuous house spiders. As a girl growing up, my bedroom was in the basement of our home.  Most every morning one or two spiders - large, ugly, … [Read more...]