the unloved

What is it like to be unfamiliar with the warm security of the love of a fellow human? I can't say for sure, but I imagine it to be like an arctic tundra: cold, barren, non-nourishing, and no particular points of interest. Except worse. No hope of a home somewhere offering relief. Ever felt like... Continue Reading →

Exquisite Hope

Go back in time, a couple of millenia with me:  It is now the month of Tishri (Sept/Oct), year 3758 of the Hebrew calendar.  From this point, only 200 years ago the Ming Dynasty was building the Great Wall of China, and the Mayan civilization created a calendar.   On this tiny little blue green planet,... Continue Reading →

The Singer Christmas

(An excerpt from "The Singer Trilogy" by Calvin Miller) The Father and his Troubadour sat down Upon the outer rim of space "And here, My Singer," said Earthmaker, "is the crown of all my endless skies - the green, brown sphere of all my hopes." He reached and took the round new planet down, and... Continue Reading →

The Washingtons (ep.3)

In order to truly grasp the effect of that September Day when Unity was taken away, a deeper understanding of the Washingtons is essential. Perhaps a good starting place would be to put the Rolling Stones' song "Sympathy for the Devil," in a mashup with "Life in the Fast Lane" by the Eagles. Who knows... Continue Reading →

50 – changes in altitude

These changes in latitudes, changes in attitudes, Nothing remains quite the same. Through all of the islands and all of the highlands, If we couldn't laugh we would all go insane - J. Buffett In the summer of 2012 my family and I met Ursula the bear in the Rocky Mountains and in the fall... Continue Reading →

45 – sunday morning

Usually, I would be at church right now, teaching a sunday school lesson, and then attending a worship service. But today, I'm not. Simply did not want to deal with the outside world, however kind and loving the people around me would have been. The loud attacks on senses, the conversation to be made with... Continue Reading →

Nativity Walk 5

**This is part 5 of a series, beginning with Nativity Walk 1: As our young couple and their favorite donkey ambles along, the landscape slopes down to the river, flattens, and the trees fade into more of a desert terrain. The lack of shade wasn't a problem in the morning hours, but by noon the... Continue Reading →

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