Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking

Keith and I cuddled together under throw blankets on the downstairs sofa and watched a recording of the 2020 bio-drama “Critical Thinking.” It was a chilly night, but we were warm and toasty thanks to the fire Keith had burning in the wood stove. The movie was based...
A Different Top-Down

A Different Top-Down

Followers of Taoism emphasize a healthy balance between opposites, the yin and the yang, darkness and light. With that in mind, today here at Vanaprastha in the aftermath of mid-winter storm Orlena, I offer two stories from mid-summer “storms” from the past.  The...
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...
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:  A poignant moment, when Pastor’s son Sam places the...
Stamina

Stamina

 I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13 “Just a quick reminder that we will be gathering on Monday, December 7th, at 6:30 p.m. to rehearse and record for the Christmas Eve worship,” Pastor Tim’s email read. “Since you will be...