A Fresh Update for a Post Pandemic Time

Emily Hiding Under the Chair We certainly aren't post pandemic yet, but surely someday we will be, I hope. My blog hasn't necessarily been hiding under a chair like my cat, but it hasn't been far off from that reality either. Last year, among other things, we worked hard on building a backyard pond, (Deborah's…

Beauregard Tornado Three Months Later

It’s been about three months now since the tornados hit our area in Lee County. Over the weekend I stopped and take a few images of the places I drive by every day. I could have taken thousands of images, so these are just a few on Lee Road 100 and 38. The cleanup has…

Time Expired

Time Expired beams of radiance heat shimmer rising softly a watch in the night On thoughts in baseball... there’s always tomorrow, except when there’s not. Then there’s hope for what’s to come. Rom 15.13.

Sunrise

Sunrise thick wet blanket covers darkness turned to blood rising poured out and empty1 the reference to the last verse comes from Isaiah 53, the firs two verses come from the image I took this morning of the sunrise.

Surf

Surf the greatest of white my soul shutters in disbelief over the waves of this life

Newtown

Our wounds come at first breath In the blood of a garden at rest Toil cursed upon our commute Commissioned to die in our youth Hope like a blanket will be At the coming He will set us free. There are virtually no words to describe the news today. Is this our culture, our time,…

The Day Evil Became Visible

What does this day mean to you at this point eleven years later? Each year I look back at what Deborah and I were doing on this day in wonder and amazement, remembering details I would never remember on any ordinary day. Every year I look for photos I took on that day of us…

5 Books Worth Laboring Over on this Labor Day

It was a nice lazy rainy Labor Day in Auburn today. For some reason it seems to rain on Labor Day. I would only know this because last year I noted it was a rainy Labor Day due to Tropical Storm Lee. This year Hurricane Isaac is long gone but we did have a nice storm…

John Newton’s Poem The Kite

I came across this poem by John Newton in a book I was reading the other day and had to share it. John Newton is the pastor, write, and poet who's more famous lyrical writing came when he wrote the hymn Amazing Grace.  In the theme of sophistication through simplicity, this poem is amazing. Only…

The Catholic Church, the NCAA, and Penn State Football

I tend to stay away from topics I'm not involved with or have studied to some degree, but I am a follower of the greater Church Body, and an avid football fan (albeit Auburn Tigers Football not Penn State). I also try to steer away from current events as well, but in this case, it…