The Final Solution

I may be at a loss for words this morning, which means I may not be able to clearly put my thoughts to ink. But I’ve been stewing all week about a conversation I overheard while waiting for a couple of new tires (don’t ask) on Monday. One man (“Guy One”) in his 80s...

Joy and Sadness

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that both the church and the world celebrate. As I kid it was a great day. My dad would always buy something special for my mom. We might have cooked something special, but it was a Sunday, though, and the first day of the week...

A Place Where God Can Use Me

I did my second ride-along with a sheriff deputy this week. It wasn’t nearly as exciting as the first one. There were moments of lights and sirens. But the humanity of the department was on full view — we spent a good chunk of time waiting for a flat tire to be...

Lessons from Notre Dame

On Monday, the world watched with a deep sense of sadness as the beautiful cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris was consumed by fire. It was a mesmerizing scene. There were many tears shed on that day after Palm Sunday. Why? Why was this such a traumatic event for the...

Lingering Trials

The sewer saga continues. Yes, the latest trial of our cursed sewer system is dragging on. And on. Piles of dirt remain in the driveway. The Great Trench of 2019 remains open. I’m offering lap swimming for anyone interested. I’m told by mid-week it should all get...

The Root Problem

As I type, workers are saw-cutting my nice, beautiful concrete driveway. There wasn’t enough cutting on Day One of this project, so they are at it again today. Our sewage pipes have been an issue for over a decade. We tried to deal with this issue in 2011, but the...

Always Faithful to Her Savior

On Saturday, we will gather to celebrate the life of one of our most faithful and enduring figures which graced the life of Peninsula. The staff was just with Eileen Summerfelt on her 90th birthday in February (Valentine’s Day). Her downhill slide was obvious. She is...

Shades Between Good and Evil

Tuesday I did my first Sheriff ride-along. I am not ashamed to admit I was a bit nervous. I was stepping into a world very foreign to me. New language. New culture. New expectations. I move in a world of controlled environments (for the most part) and I stepped into a...

Butterflies

I was moving slowly on Monday, so it was afternoon before I took the dog for a walk.  It was a nice day, though breezy.  The sun was greatly appreciated after all the rain.  I didn’t get to the end of our cul-de-sac before noticing that something was strange. ...

This Is Family

A big question swirling around this week is, how is Health Together going. Well, the simple answer seems to be that it is going very well. Brooke Adams, Hannah Nachef and Kara Ing (she’s led worship here a couple of times and is a good college friend of Hannah’s) are...
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