Summer Solstice

Hail, O Sun and Gods of the Sun! We call you and we honor you on this Solstice, the height of your power and the longest day. Without you there could be no life on Earth. The North Texas skies were overcast this morning – I couldn’t see the rising Sun. But like so many [Read More...]

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The Temple of Isis

Isis – or Auset, to call her by her Egyptian name instead of the more commonly known name the Greeks gave her – is one of the nine deities of the Ennead, the oldest gods and goddesses of Egypt. She is the daughter of Geb (the Earth) and Nut (the Sky), and the sister and [Read More...]

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Apocalypse Not

Not all my vacation was spent visiting temples – I also did more reading than I’ve done in months. Long flights and evenings of rest following hours of hiking over ancient ruins present an opportunity to read that I don’t get enough of during “normal” times. One of the books I put on my Kindle [Read More...]

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The Temple of Artemis

crossposted with No Unsacred Place The Temple of Artemis at Ephesus was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Today all that’s left is one column and a few low stones; the result of fires, earthquakes, plundering and the centuries of neglect that accompanied the shift from Classical Greek religion to Christianity and [Read More...]

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Houses of the Gods

I’m back from a two week trip to Italy, Greece and Turkey. We got home late Saturday night, spent Sunday in a jet-lagged haze, went back to work on Monday, and now I’m back to the blog. It was great to get away, forget about work and church and house and everything, spend some extended [Read More...]

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The Beauty of Life, Part 3

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The Beauty of Life, Part 2

All the pictures in these posts were taken this Spring from my house in McKinney, Texas. [Read more...]

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The Beauty of Life

While I’m away, please enjoy a bit of the sacred in suburbia. The beauty of Life is everywhere, if you only pause long enough to see it. [Read more...]

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