A Confession

I crouched on a short wooden pier by the boat launch. Something shiny had caught my eye, something moving in the murky, shallow water. It was a fish. More accurately, the corpse of a fish. Dead, about 10 inches long, laying sideways on the surface of the water - but twirling and jerking in a … Continue reading A Confession

Grief and Resilience

A meandering two-lane road leads to a small faith community that has come to mean much to me. I've served and led and worshiped alongside people I consider stalwart friends, mentors, and partners in life and ministry. There was a time when I traveled this road three times a week; 45 minutes each way, the … Continue reading Grief and Resilience


Of all the things to change during this sabbatical season, the most unexpected is what happens at night. For three days now, I've drifted off to sleep with the knowledge that I have no meetings or agenda awaiting come morning. I'm guessing that this empty space is being filled with my creative impulses, subconscious desires, … Continue reading Dreams