Gone


Gone by: Chris Stoker Silent Tears fall but never land Eyes bent To the floor Through the floor Mind wrenched Lost in fury and fog Heart rent And torn Wounded and worn Love meant To find and be found To bind and be bound Together...

Cakes, Cars and Uncle Kim.


I’m writing this about 24 hours since we heard that Uncle Kim passed away. My heart hurts for our loss and it hurts for our family. We weren’t close, but we were family and that means something beyond close, sometimes it’s closer than close. It...

It’s Not Easy


This weekend has been a gift in so many ways. I started a pretty big project last month and it needs a few big blocks of time and attention.  Along the way, I’m finding that Mark Twain’s strategy is a little more difficult than he...

Yield to the Art


“Every day, behind the scenes, priceless works of art are moving around the Met, through a labyrinth of corridors and passageways. As this precious traffic travels to and fro, from storage to conservation and from loading bays to exhibition galleries, bright yellow signs on the...

Things Are Going to Change


(An Open Letter to my fellow Christ-followers and fellow laborers in the Salvation Army.) Dear Congregation members, program attendees, employees, Advisory Board members, and any other friends of The Salvation Army that are facing a change in leadership, Calls have been made. The news has...

Some People Are Moving


(Another Open Letter to my friends who are Officers in the Salvation Army.) Dear… Whomever you are, You are all across the country and over the next few weeks you will be getting telephone calls from your bosses. You will be getting calls informing you...

Mommy’s Coming Home…


“I’m glad mommy’s coming home, too.” “I’m sure the Fire Department is glad, too.” “Yes… they’ll leave soon.” “No. The firemen won’t be spending the night.” “Yes, I remember the last time they were here…Yesterday.” “Yes, we’re going out for dinner.” “No, the firemen aren’t...

Daily – March 3, 2016 – Retreat


March 3, 2016   Retreat. It’s a big word. It’s an action, or maybe a reaction to turn and run when it’s not looking good. Either you pushed the spouse a little too far and it’s time to tuck your tail and turn your eyes...

She’s Ten


Double digits. We made it… or something. Both of us, I mean. There was some concern in this one little part of my brain that one of us might be the end of the other before we could celebrate with two candles. (I’m joking… mostly…)...

Daily – March 1, 2016 – I Missed One…


March 1, 2016   I missed yesterday. I knew it would happen. Part of me thought it would happen sooner, but I knew it would happen. I write most days… not just on the blog, but I have a journal I use during my devotions....