Tag Archive | sacred ordinary

Beneath The Surface

It’s our new routine…and our happy place. Sitting on the back porch watching the sun rise across the small lake on which we live. Absolutely calm and still, absent of the afternoon breeze, our lake is a polished mirror with perfect reflections of the large oaks, beautiful houses and thick summer clouds that create its frame. […]

What Remains

Each year I try to sum up my annual trip around the sun. In a word or two, I want to catch the essence of what I have experienced. Sometimes it takes many words. This year, only one. Goodbye. That single word sums up the varied events and various experiences that made this year like […]

Manger

I had no idea this is what I was made for. Holding a baby. Not just any baby either. The Baby. Seemed as ridiculous then as it does now. You see, I thought I was made for hay. Cow cud and donkey slobber were my specialty. Dirt and dung my norm. So I could never […]

A Living Nativity

It is a sign as sure as Santa on a sleigh or trimmed trees on display. I know Advent is almost here when I see so many churches advertising their special Christmas productions. Costumes, carols, and crèches transform sanctuaries into reruns of the Story behind all the stuff we call Christmas. Among the most frequent […]

Remember Your Journey

Boxes pile up, filling every room of this big beautiful house. So do memories. Fifteen years is a good bit of time to hunker down in one place. A lot of water has passed under this bridge. When we moved in, we were seven people from three generations. One generation left us over these years. Another […]

What Good Is That?

Since the Garden human beings have had two maladies that choke our connection with God and limit our effect on the world. We undervalue the reality of God that is all around us We underestimate the gifts of God that are right in front of us The result of these operating assumptions is disastrous– We miss […]

The Great Divide

It’s a memory as fresh as yesterday, even though I have made more than forty laps around the sun since then. The scope and scale of what I saw were enormous. It’s expanse and beauty breathtaking. Instantly and simultaneously I experienced both heart-racing exhilaration and heart-stopping terror. Growing up in the American northwest, by age 14 I […]

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