Family

Family

January 24, 2012

I have been thinking a lot about family in recent days. My daughter and her three young ones have been in our home for the longest period of time since she began birthing babies. Our wonderful son-in-law could not be with us due to the demands of his work schedule. We had fun. I found out yet...[more]

Reflections on a Sibling and the Savior

Reflections on a Sibling and the Savior

December 27, 2011

My sister died today. That is not language we use anymore in our country and particularly in the polite culture of the South. Nobody dies any more. Nobody has died since the fifties or sixties in our culture. They “pass” or “pass away” or my favorite, “enter into...[more]

Santa and Our Savior

Santa and Our Savior

December 20, 2011

I am a boomer. I mention that from time to time because I want you to know one of the contexts in which I write that has had more impact on me and my perspective than I know. The older I get and the more I look backward to what has made me in part who I am, the more convinced I am that being a...[more]

Faith and Football

Faith and Football

December 9, 2011

Let me tell you what you will not find here.  You will not find me fussing at those who go crazy at a football game, sitting out in the elements to watch their favorite team even lingering at the stadium long after the game is over but attending worship only to complain about the length of...[more]