Turn that Down!

Turn that Down!

It was a fateful day in the Garden. The catastrophic disruption of the created order unleashed an avalanche of breakage. Discordant clamor arose, drowning out creation’s melody, its harmonies. Animals had to be sacrificed to cover the now-shaming nakedness of...
Singing?  Is That Singing?

Singing? Is That Singing?

I can see it now – the headlines in the Garden of Eden Tribune: Serpent Seduction results in Innocence Interrupted. The article reads: “Yesterday, when the sun reached its peak in the cloud-free sky, the birds and the animals reported a change in the air, something...
Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus

Unwrapping the Gift of Jesus

In the olden days, back when I was a boy, most clothing came in a box: shirts, pants, dresses, shoes, socks, gloves, scarves, unmentionables, etc. Wrapping gifts was a breeze with these precise rectangles. But sometimes, to up the ante on surprise, it was fun to...
Have a Heart

Have a Heart

There’s an annual phenomenon afoot this month. It’s February and we’ve again become a nation of pink. Pink is everywhere in stores advertising all the essentials for the celebration, this weekend, of the heart, of love, of all things sweet. The universal symbol for...
Could someone please turn the lights back on?

Could someone please turn the lights back on?

Has anything changed in your life these past twelve months? I know – really dumb question. More to the point, what still exists of your pre-COVID lifestyle? What habits have been interrupted? What joys have been dimmed? What people and celebrations have been...

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