For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

For created light we thank Thee, While Thine ordered seasons run.

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What lingers

What lingers

We woke to a wintery skiff this morning. It was 5:15 when Heathcliff needed to go outside and relieve himself. Better than his 3 am wakeups, but that’s the season he’s in as an old dog with sugared muzzle like the snow-dusted mountains here at Vanaprastha....

Be Thou My Vision

Be Thou My Vision

After playing along with the opening hymn, I made my way back to Keith, sitting in the sanctuary at Bethany Lutheran Church. Yesterday's Gospel reading was Mark 1:1-13. In this scripture passage, three things happened to Jesus: 1. At that time Jesus came from...

Devotion, my word for 2021

Devotion, my word for 2021

The Sunday, December 27th Gospel reading was Luke 2:22-40, the story of Joseph and Mary taking baby Jesus to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, according to the law. Keith and I watched the service from home, erring on the side of caution. Our noses were a...