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April 25, 2020

I’m a luthier, a person who builds stringed instruments. I’m skilled at my craft; I’m good enough to make a living at it. I know a LOT about guitars and would guess I’m probably in the top 1% of the population regarding knowledge of guitars.

I’m also a guitar player. I’...

April 22, 2020

                                                                                                                                                                                    Discombobulated—it’s a great word, isn’t it!? And it captures how I’ve been feeling ever...

April 18, 2020

Synchronicity: a meaningful coincidence, or a confluence of circumstances beyond human engineering that are encountered as God’s effort to gain our attention or provide something we need in the moment. The Boorams encourage us to reflect on these slender threads of God...

April 4, 2020

John 11:45-56

“If we allow,” the powers declare. They boom with doom, “If this continues, then other powers will come and take away what’s ours.” They wrap it in the garb of allegiance to state and faith. But at its heart, the reason is quite clear. Their supreme leader...

April 1, 2020

This morning I sat with the question, “What reality am I struggling to accept?” As I let the question find its way into my heart and mind, the list grew and grew. It was overwhelming, yet good to simply confess the losses, fears, and disappointments I’m experiencing.

We...

March 30, 2020

I’ve talked to several friends and family who are about to go bonkers while taking care of kids who are restless and bored. This lifestyle of shelter-in-place is so foreign to our normal day to day lives. We feel held captive, in prison as it were, because of the restr...

March 28, 2020

The assigning of blame has been one of humanity’s prime defense mechanisms for millennia. We see it in the ancients, and we see it today. We see it in ourselves, and in one another. I’ve been witnessing it in the chat feeds as the president and senate hold their briefi...

March 22, 2020

Like many of you, I have listened to countless federal, state and local leaders grappling with the challenges facing our world. I’m deeply appreciative of and sympathetic to the unprecedented problems they are seeking to address. As the days have now become weeks, I’ve...

March 18, 2020

“Light A Candle” Virtual Prayer Vigil

9 PM (EST) Thursdays (20 minutes)

Hosted by Fall Creek Abbey

During this time as our communities, our country, and people around the world watch and wait for the effects of this pandemic, David and I thought it was an important time t...

March 18, 2020

Dear Friends, 
 
How do we make sense of these turbulent times we find ourselves in? We read. We talk. We take action. We withdrawal. We grasp for some bit of information or some kind of traction that will give us a sense of control. The news offers little beyond death...

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