What’s New?
Posted on January 26, 2015

I have an innate love of words so I am particularly excited when I find a new one, that is, new to me, and I have a chance to savor it. I am not speaking of the words our world creates for new products or services. There is something a bit false about them. What I do refer to are words that exist and I never have met them.

Polishing My Windows
Posted on January 19, 2015

In a world that sometimes seems to have lost its moorings, we often feel as if our prayer life is inadequate to deal with the reality of the daily news. At least I often feel that way. As I look at the world’s problems, and then come to Sunday worship I have questions about the issues of the day. What do I do with them?

More Obeying, Please
Posted on January 12, 2015

I find the study of words a source of unending delight: the language they came from, the original meaning and how that evolved into something very different with the passage of time.

What We Need
Posted on January 5, 2015

This early in 2015 our calendars stretch before us with so many blank spaces just waiting to be filled in. May I suggest that, in addition to those resolutions we might have made with some fervor on January 1 that we add a firm resolve to give ourselves some fallow time.