God became flesh and time washes against eternity – the 2nd day of Christmas

So please, not trees kicked to the curb quite yet, no nativity back in the box, and for goodness sake let’s keep those lights shining brightly. And, for those who tend to put Jesus out with the trash like he’s just another disposable ornamentation, how about inviting him into your home to stay? Fact is, that’s exactly the reason he came. Continue reading God became flesh and time washes against eternity – the 2nd day of Christmas

there’s a lot of “kairos” at the beach

This post is my “wrap-up” from the Outer Banks of North Carolina. I’ve gone back through the week to share new images that didn’t necessarily fit the previous stories. I’m a writer first, but this kind of vacation tends to communicate best via photographs. There’s a deep tranquility built into the place where the ocean meets the land, and I believe it’s because the shore … Continue reading there’s a lot of “kairos” at the beach

a faith that is systemic, not merely topical

BIRDS and more BIRDS: Today’s photographs come from another snowy day here in Wake Forest, North Carolina. It really is beautiful here in the Piedmont, and the birds are grateful for the feeders. I hope you will enjoy the images. In other news, I’d like to share something from my discipleship class at WFPC. This week (and through Holy Week) my Sunday morning adult-ed class … Continue reading a faith that is systemic, not merely topical

Archaeology and coming home

In many ways, it’s past time to come home. Oh, Rebekah and I have been back in Florida over two weeks now, but I personally spent the last part of January still wandering Egypt, Jordan and Israel in my heart and mind. Today, February 1, for the first time since we returned, I find myself completely captured by the beauty and drama and need of … Continue reading Archaeology and coming home