Archives for Dec 14, 2012 @ 21:08


The senseless violence of a young man has destroyed the lives of 26 at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, if not more, the violence reverberates to family, friends, community and nation. We are saddened by this unspeakable form of violence. Our prayers: Lord have mercy. [Read more…]

A Christmas Suggestion

If you buy someone a fountain pen for Christmas, your favorite someone will rise up and call me blessed. Not that long ago I heard that Biro, a manufacturer of cheap pens, has now accounted for 100 billion Bic pens. These little pieces of silliness are disposable and are now clogging up pipes, glutting our [Read More…]

First Lady’s Cause

From HuffPo: To borrow a line from Kermit the frog, it’s not easy being green — or, eating green. America is the fattest country in the world, and only ranks second to Greece in the proportion of children who are overweight, according to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. While obesity rates have slowed or stabled [Read More…]

From the Shepherd’s Nook: Advent Shepherd (John Frye)

Dressed in their bathrobes and head-dresses and holding their cardboard shepherd’s crooks, the little boys in the Christmas play are more than axillary cast who heard the angels sing, visited the new born baby and spread the joyful news. The shepherds signal the fulfillment of a dramatic promise—the arrival of the Good Shepherd. At this [Read More…]

With Modern Eyes We Misunderstand (RJS)

After the post last week Is Evolution a Must Win Battle? I was made aware of a recent book by Johnny V. Miller and John M. Soden In the Beginning … We Misunderstood. This book explores the meaning of Genesis, starting with the question: What did Genesis mean to the original authors and readers? When [Read More…]