Category: church

Until Masks Us Do Part

An Almost Biblical Guide to Planning and Celebrating a Pandemic Wedding  Planning and eventually celebrating a wedding in a pandemic is an epic experience. My son and his now wife picked the date for this unforgettable occasion in the summer of 2019, when the… Continue Reading “Until Masks Us Do Part”

The Kindness of America

I still remember seeing her for the first time. I was craning my neck while looking down from my window seat as we approached the airport. She stood motionless in her green patina reaching out her torch to enlighten the world. She moved something… Continue Reading “The Kindness of America”

The Truth about Lies

It’s good to remember where we come from, who we were and who we are today. I am grateful that God’s grace and mercy in Jesus Christ covers my mistakes in the past … and the many I have made and still make in… Continue Reading “The Truth about Lies”

Family

We signed bazillion dotted lines On twenty pounds of paper We went to classes – stretched our minds Did court instead of labor Then welcomed three into our clan Their pain became soon ours We knew that family was God’s plan Here evil loses… Continue Reading “Family”

The Wellspring

When Love is abundant, store it awayFor a time of great hate will comeWhen it does and you stand in warring days You’ll have plenty to draw love from.  When it’s day and gorgeous Light fills your eyes,Keep the vision of Light in mind.For darkness… Continue Reading “The Wellspring”

Wedding Invitations

My son and his fiancé have been planning their wedding. It’s quite the challenge in this pandemic. They picked the date long before stores and venues shut down. They chose the anniversary of a disastrous, near fatal accident my son had five years ago.… Continue Reading “Wedding Invitations”

Ground Zero

It started at ground zero. A microscopic organism caused havoc on an entire planet and shut down the World in the physical realm. It made us worry, fear, retreat, and isolate. What might God do, if we became truly infected with His love? What… Continue Reading “Ground Zero”

A Not-So (Socially) Distant God

A Holy God came down to earth Indwelled the human race Imago Dei now its worth – God close, on every face. He took a basin and a towel, Got close and cleaned our feet, As Servant He fulfilled the vow We made and… Continue Reading “A Not-So (Socially) Distant God”

She Much Rather …

The pastor gave the final blessing over the congregation from an empty stage. He looked down at his guitar as he strummed a few soft chords and prayed. He was a gentle musician and an honest preacher. “Love people and love God!” He’d say.… Continue Reading “She Much Rather …”

Of Death and Celebration

I grew up in a village in southwest Germany. My childhood was filled with Catholic traditions and celebrations. A small church, and the graveyard that surrounded it, were the center of the town in every way. After mass we stopped and prayed at the… Continue Reading “Of Death and Celebration”

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