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    advent journal: caught by surprise

    by  • December 11, 2014 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments


    Last weekend I said something to Ginger about Thursday Night Dinner and she said, “We aren’t having dinner this week.” Knowing it was my birthday eve and knowing her penchant for birthday surprises, I took her statement at face value. i spent the day writing and came home to find out we were going...

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    lenten journal: on the road

    by  • April 12, 2014 • Uncategorized • 4 Comments

    I have spent the day traveling from Durham to Fort Worth where I am speaking at First United Methodist Church tomorrow. They read my book during Lent and asked me to come and share Communion in worship and dinner tomorrow night. I have spent the evening eating and talking with new friends from the...

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    epiphany: camel-less

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Uncategorized • 8 Comments

    The Christmas tide is going out . . . the waves of wonder which crashed against the sea wall of my heart are sliding away reminding me that the tides come and go, neap and spring: this is the rhythm of redemption.   Along the now silent sands in my mind’s eye I still...

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    advent journal: a faraway christmas

    by  • December 23, 2013 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    My offering tonight is a story I wrote several years ago. Three Christmases ago, my friend Terry helped me turn it into an audio file. This past year has helped me read it a bit differently. I share it again. A Faraway Christmas   As we gather together on this Silent Night, To sing...

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