…the parched land shall become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water…(Isaiah 35:7)


Self-honesty requires that I examine myself carefully enough to know all the reasons I’m doing something. If there isn’t at least some admission of selfishness in my pondering, I’m rationalizing.

Sacred Silence, Friendship, and Refuge

I had a wonderful opportunity this last week of traveling along the coast of Northern California with a close friend of mine. It was wonderful to spend time with a friend and laugh, as well as share some special experiences. Among those special experiences that will live forever in my memory is the sacred silence […]

I Go to the Hills When My Heart is Lonely…

Sometimes family relations are not the picture of peace and tranquility that we  wish they were. Sometimes it can be downright ugly and people can wind up hurt. So what can one do under such circumstances? Go to the hills. 8 people like this post. Like Unlike

Of oil, islands, and pilots

My car is burning through oil faster than five foolish virgins. 3 people like this post. Like Unlike

Reaping What I Have Sown

I always feel sad when I come to the realization that some people who have called themselves friends were doing little more than tolerating me. Tolerance is a good thing, but I really prefer to be liked. 2 people like this post. Like Unlike

Our Essential Goodness

The scriptures often give us a picture of mankind as being essentially evil. When the brother of Jared prayed to the Lord to touch the sixteen stones for light, he said: O Lord, thou hast said that we must be encompassed about by the floods. Now behold, O Lord, and do not be angry with […]