To Be A Pastor

To be a pastor is to return, every week, to face the hungry crowds. To offer, in outstretched and shaking hands, two loaves and five fishes, knowing full well it will never be enough. You are not the one who multiplies. You are Elijah’s widow, scraping...

Shedding

Coco is shedding her winter coat in great, black clumps that glob onto the living room carpet and blow like tumbleweeds under the kitchen’s ceiling fan.  Twice a day now, we are vacuuming our rugs, emptying the canister between runs, watching matted dog hair and...

The Road is Wide, the Rain is Falling

The words, “deeply grieved” hardly begin to convey the depth of fear, anger, and concern I feel over the treatment of asylum seekers at our southern borders.  Men, held in standing room only conditions.  Children, separated from mothers, from...

The Pious Groundhog

The Pious Groundhog A groundhog has taken up residence in the church prayer garden. He (we assume) is eating the Hostas and giving our gardener fits. What to do? This is not St. Francis’ wolf, no livestock has gone missing and not one single human has been devoured....
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