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  • Being known

    One of the scariest dreams that I’ve ever had, and I remember it to this day, was about a plane crash. This was during my high school days. I’d dreamed that I was looking up in the sky, and there was a large plane. It suddenly started spiraling down, down, down into the large field […]

  • A Saturday before Christmas

    I woke up to the patter of feet, and our dog, Lucky, running into our bedroom in the early morning. Sitting up groggily, I glanced quickly up and went back to sleep. Next thing I knew, I heard a shwee-ee-ee… and I jumped out of bed and ran over to where Lucky was. There he […]

  • Conflicting dichotomies

    Warning: some mention of disturbing content. Several years ago, I was teaching English at a language school in San Francisco. Students from all over attended, of all age ranges. One day, an older woman from the Netherlands came up to me. Teacher, she said, I want to show you something. And she took out her […]

  • Easter reminder

    Romans 8:17-39 Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed, we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. The creation […]

  • Tribute to Daisy, our chicken

    She was a small ball of yellow fluff, only a day old. We brought her home and my son Aidan was excited. There were three others: Kiwi, Violet, Blueberry. But Daisy was special . . . she was gentle, slow, and sweet. They were all friendly, chirping and peeping—running to and fro from the waterer, […]

  • Christmas Greetings, 2020

    Dear family and friends, Normally I’d send out a Christmas greeting with a picture of family for Christmas, almost every year. But this year has been a year like no other. So instead of a picture this year, just wanted to encourage you because God knows we need a lot of encouragement right now, myself […]

  • 2020 thus far …

    Back in February 2020, just before COVID-19 became the harsh reality in the U.S., my son got sick for almost a month.  It was a frightening time, a sobering time, but this was the time God used to open my eyes and deepen my faith. During that time, I literally was clinging to God each […]

  • The Music page

    We’ve all been through (or are going through) difficult and painful things.  Some things, in time, will be resolved.  Other things won’t be resolved this side of heaven.  As I hear things in the news, events happening in my own family, and painful things occurring with friends, neighbors, coworkers, and acquaintances, sometimes it gets to […]

  • The breakup, and what it meant to me

    More than 10 years ago, before my church, Bridgeway, became what it is today, it went through a painful break away from the main church it was affiliated with — at that time, known as Berkland church.  In this post, I’d like to cover what I’ve felt and went through as a result of this […]

  • Reflection, August 2017

    It was a deep down hurt . . . one that wouldn’t go away.  It had been a tough week, a tough month, heck, a tough few months, and I was so exhausted, I couldn’t even figure out why. And then I remembered:  there was stuff going on in my family.  As I thought about […]