Category Archives: Hearth and Altar

Reflections on Sutherland Springs, TX.

Sutherland Springs: Should Have Been A Typical Sunday. A man walks into a Church. Heeding the Apostle Paul’s call to assemble together. Seeking fellowship, seeking to draw closer to his creator.  It’s a typical Sunday in Sutherland Springs, Tx.  Or … Continue reading

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The Colonel In His Garden Part Two

Mid-Autumn Garden. It’s a wet Columbus Day.  Tropical Depression Nate passed through Pennsylvania this morning on its way the New England.  The Garden is full of surprises. A better gardener than I would have everything pulled up and covered by … Continue reading

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Life Is A Highway – Reflections On Las Vegas

Life really is a highway – here’s why. It only takes one. One guy to screw things up.  Because life is a highway.  Great when it functions as designed.  Beyond aggravating when it doesn’t. Consider the following: A mousetrap has … Continue reading

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Greetings, Blessings, & Words No One Uses Anymore, Part I

The Greeting… Words have meaning, even words we don’t use.  Sometimes several events tend to amalgamate into a single memory. I’m standing in the living room of my in-law’s home. It’s time to go. Tomorrow, Lois and I are going … Continue reading

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Fall Foliage and A Pleasant Ride Home

Fall Foliage – It’s Coming. The best time to see the fall foliage in Pennsylvania will in 2 -3 weeks.  But it’s starting.  The colors of Summer are still with us, but you can see a hint. Then this came … Continue reading

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My View On Today’s Worship Music

Worship Leading – good?  Not so good?  Do we want to go back to something else, and if so, how far back? This week my wife tagged me on what has to be one of the most awkward worship videos … Continue reading

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Kitchen Garden Journal 9/2/17

Late Summer Kitchen Garden It’s September.  This morning there was a coolness in the air presaging a pleasant Fall.    I can wait for the crisp snap of the Autumn morning.  I’ve come to learn the importance of enjoying the … Continue reading

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The Colonel In His Garden

I venture out into the early morning stillness.  The fog lifts with the rising sun.  I pick my way carefully over the lawn, it’s blades still wet.    I am here to prune, to pick, to breathe. The Victorians called it “taking … Continue reading

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Flipping Off Western Civilization

Not Cool. This picture raises more questions than it answers.  Are these immigrants or native born Americans?  Tourists?  Members of the same family? Without further information, all we are left with are presumptions.  But presumptions informed by experience.  This appears … Continue reading

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The Solution To Healthcare.

Healthcare: Time to get serious. The Commissars of the Federal Government are not serious about providing healthcare. They are on the other hand, serious about controlling the health insurance industry. The difference is important and should come as no surprise … Continue reading

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