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Rooted in God
« Reply #15 on: October 16, 2009, 09:05:04 AM »

Rooted in God
14 October 2009, 6:51 am

The accompanying picture is of a tree along a stream in Mexico.  I took it, and a bunch like it, because the scene reminded me of Psalm 1:3.  The psalmist describes the person “who is like a tree plan...

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Closed Doors
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2009, 09:05:04 AM »

Closed Doors
15 October 2009, 7:10 pm



Earlier in his life writer Parker Palmer was floundering as to what he wanted to do with his life. He received from some Quaker friends the advice to “Have faith and way will open.” He felt he did...

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“He Ain’t Heavy…”
« Reply #17 on: October 16, 2009, 09:07:00 AM »

“He Ain’t Heavy…”
16 October 2009, 6:56 am

Our grandson Fidel, pictured here carrying a friend, Bernabe, is a different boy than a couple of years ago.  Back then he was homeless in a Mexican village, defending himself against other kids with a sl...

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In the News!
« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2009, 03:14:55 PM »

In the News!
17 October 2009, 11:36 am

Watch a heart-warming story of a man in my church, Dave Lawrence, and how he collects discarded metal, etc. to help out a mission in Mexico.  The mission is Fishers of Men which was founded by our son-in-la...

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Faith Reflections: Resisting Erosion
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2009, 04:26:41 PM »

Resisting Erosion
21 October 2009, 5:42 am

The accompanying picture is a scene I photographed in Mexico while visiting Julie and the family.  Previously I posted a picture of a tree rooted by this same stream.  Here’s a pic of a tree that has e...

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Faith Reflections: Beyond Comparing Apples and Oranges
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2009, 04:26:41 PM »

Beyond Comparing Apples and Oranges
22 October 2009, 6:38 am



“Don’t compare apples and oranges” is how the classic bit of wisdom goes.  The advice is valid for it’s impossible to compare two things that are not at all similar.

So when it c...

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Faith Reflections: A Church Far from Home
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2009, 04:26:41 PM »

A Church Far from Home
24 October 2009, 11:10 am

Joe, a friend of mine and a member of the church I serve as pastor, is working at Camp Bastion, a British base in the middle of the desert in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan.  This is a pictu...

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Faith Reflections: A Two-way Relationship
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2009, 04:28:52 PM »

A Two-way Relationship
27 October 2009, 5:33 am

It amazes me that the God of the universe created we humans in order to be in relationship with us.  What I need to remember, then, is that a relationship is a two-way street.

Though He’s all...

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Faith Reflections: I’m a Link Between the Holy & Human?
« Reply #23 on: October 28, 2009, 08:56:05 AM »

I’m a Link Between the Holy & Human?
28 October 2009, 6:48 am

“Do what I say, not what I do” is how we try to get out of taking responsibility for our actions.  We may be smart enough not to use the phrase, for it incriminates us, but I’m thinking we s...

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Faith Reflections: Fall Seeds Spring to Life
« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2009, 03:04:31 PM »

Fall Seeds Spring to Life
29 October 2009, 9:54 am



I was walking through the woods behind our place Monday afternoon, looking for pictures to take.  I glanced down and so all of these little seeds sticking to my bluejeans.  I was only a couple of hundred ...

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Faith Reflections: On Big Shoulders
« Reply #25 on: October 30, 2009, 07:09:02 AM »

On Big Shoulders
30 October 2009, 6:55 am

A boy on his dad’s shoulders, what a secure looking image.  ”The eternal God is your refuge and underneath are the everlasting arms.” (Deuteronomy 33:27)  Here’s hoping you join me ...

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Faith Reflections: The Detours of Life
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2009, 07:20:51 AM »

The Detours of Life
31 October 2009, 7:20 am



Here’s a quote that I believe is true, though I have a difficult time living up to it: “A truly happy person is one who can enjoy the scenery while on a detour.”  How can anyone be happy taking a de...

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Faith Reflections: Soul Shape
« Reply #27 on: November 01, 2009, 08:41:03 PM »

Soul Shape
1 November 2009, 8:16 pm

I love exercising!  I could sit and watch people exercise all day!  Seriously, as important as staying in physical shape is, I’m more concerned about keeping in spiritual shape.  How can I stay in ...

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Faith Reflections: Persevering Beyond Raking Leaves
« Reply #28 on: November 03, 2009, 07:00:44 AM »

Persevering Beyond Raking Leaves
3 November 2009, 6:59 am

Diann and I spent about 9 hours total yesterday raking leaves from off the lawn, under bushes & trees, off the roof, and from along the fence.  It seemed overwhelming when we started, but we stuck it out ...

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Faith Reflections: When God Plays “Mom”
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2009, 07:06:27 AM »

When God Plays “Mom”
4 November 2009, 6:48 am

Our granddaughter and her mom

I’m a dad and a grandpa and I’ve tried to be good at both.  But when that little one gets hurt there’s no one like mom to take away the pain.  Few images proj...

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