Zephyrs, Gusts, and Promises of Spring

I shoveled a path to the bottom of the driveway then stopped to catch my breath before shoveling another path on my way up. Last Wednesday’s snow and freezing rain had left us homebound for the day. Overnight, rising temperatures and heavy rains had cleared tire...

Practicing the Spoken Word

The flat screen in front of the sanctuary at church displayed the words, Blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in Him. Jeremiah 17:7 The next PowerPoint slide showed a stylized image of a tree with cross-sectioned deep roots. Those planted in...

Pruning Falls

“Behold, I am making all things new.” -Revelation 21:5   Pulling out of the garage into Thursday morning’s rain, I noticed ice on the meadow grass and took this picture. Time to cut the meadow back before winter so it will reseed in spring, I said to myself. Then...

Living a parable then a metaphor

I parked the car behind our truck at the foot of our driveway and turned the car wheels uphill in case the parking brake gave way. Landscapers were taking the other half of the oak tree down the next morning, blocking the driveway for a day or two, and we needed to be...