Notes from Vanaprastha:

Reflections on Faith, Nature, and Writing

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...

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

Here’s the link to last week’s Christmas Eve service—which I wrote about here—recorded on Monday evening, December 7th at Bethany Lutheran Church and livestreamed at noon on Christmas Eve:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYKPByWbLGA A poignant moment, when...

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