A postcard for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost 10/02/22. Pictured: The Mulberry Tree in Autumn, by Vincent Van Gogh at the Norton Simon Museum. I don’t know much about mulberry trees, but when I read this week’s gospel, I had a particular mulberry tree in mind. Several years ago, while visiting the Norton Simon MuseumContinue reading “The Mulberry Tree”
A postcard for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost 09/18/22. Pictured: Pepper, the dental therapy dog. This week I had to go to the dentist. I get a lot of anxiety about the dentist, which results in prolonging a visit until absolutely necessary. Well, this past week it was necessary. I decided to try a newContinue reading “Making the best of it”
A postcard for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost 09/11/22. There have been a handful of moments in my life where I knew in the moment that I was living through a major historical event. The Fall of the Berlin Wall. 9/11. And now the death of Queen Elizabeth II on September 8, 2022. I haveContinue reading “God save the Queen”
A postcard for the 13th Sunday after Pentecost 09/04/22. Late summer hummingbird visitors. Summer comes to a close. Officially summer has a few more weeks, but Labor Day marks the end of summer for most of us. Kids (or us) are back in school. Vacations from work have all been taken. And while it isContinue reading “Labor Day”
A postcard for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost 08/28/22 It is amazing what you see, if you take time to look. Earlier this month, as I arrived at Messiah in Heflin, a large white bird near the lake shore caught my eye. I often enjoy the geese that frequent the lake, but this was theContinue reading “Take Time”
A postcard for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost 08/21/22 Foundations are important. It has been a busy couple of weeks. But in all the busyness I was reminded that there are some basic, unshakeable things. On August 14, I got to witness the confirmation and reception of Canaan and Meagan at the Episcopal Church ofContinue reading “Getting to the unshakeable”
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