A New Season, Same God

May 16, 2014


Okay, I know, I know – it’s been a long time since I last posted.  But instead of giving my usual litany of tired old excuses (my kids, writer’s block, my house got broken into, etc.), this time, I have a very good reason for not being able to post: Since I ended my time […]

Posted in: Musings

The End of Many Chapters

February 28, 2014


I have so much to announce that it’s hard to know where to begin!  But given that I will be talking mostly about endings, perhaps I should just start at the beginning: First, after serving as Interim Pastor of Peace Fellowship Church for almost two years, my time with that community has finally come to […]

Posted in: Musings

A Polar Vortex Miracle

January 14, 2014


Like many of the weather phenomenon of recent years, I haven’t a clue as to what a “polar vortex” is.  But to me, “polar vortex” is synonymous with “crappiest week that I’ve had in quite a while”. It all started on Monday morning, when I awoke to discover that our kitchen and bathroom sinks were […]

Posted in: Devotionals

Newtown is a True Christmas Story

December 12, 2013


***This post was first published on December 18, 2012*** The above picture is what twenty 5-year olds look like. It’s Christmas time, which we all know, is the the most wonderful time of year.  Joy to the World, and all that.  And there is good reason for this, both culturally and theologically.  We get to […]

Posted in: Opinion

Why Fundraising is the Worst…and the Best

December 3, 2013


Thank you to everyone who donated to our health insurance this year!  Here’s an update on where things stand now: Unfortunately, we haven’t raised enough to afford the same health insurance plan that I had with my denomination for the past four years.  This was initially something of a disappointment.  But the good news is […]

Posted in: Musings

Why I’m Not Blogging, Part 2

November 22, 2013


Some of you might remember a post I wrote almost exactly one year ago, where I shared that I was having a hard time blogging because I had been rejected by a few dozen publishers.  Those rejections were not limited to publishers either, as an even greater number of agents had also turned me away, […]

Posted in: Musings

Why Fathers Wear Shorts with Socks and Sandals

June 13, 2013


I was riding my scooter down K street in Washington D.C., when I caught a glimpse of myself in the enormous glass doors of what passes for skyscrapers in this city.  I did not like what I saw: Gray socks pulled up past my ankles. Leather slip on shoes. And plaid cargo shorts. I hadn’t […]

Posted in: Musings