How do we say we’re sorry?

  I have been thinking about apologies.   It started when I came across a Congressional apology that was made to Native Americans back in 2009. I have always felt … Continue Reading →


My best response to loss

  As I get older I am learning to trust God more and more. God is (thankfully) winning, but I have to say, it has been a hard-fought battle. I … Continue Reading →


Exercising muscles I’d prefer not to exercise

  Monday, March 13th was my brother Brian’s 53rd birthday. He celebrated it in heaven having died eight years ago of a massive heart attack. I immediately thought of Brian … Continue Reading →


It’s a New Year alright

  I went on a winter hike in the Shenandoah Mountains over New Year’s weekend with a few friends and Brock III. I’ll save sharing about the actual hike for … Continue Reading →


Not always so very merry

  On Sunday, November 20, after I finished up services at Emmanuel, I packed my bags, took Brock to a pet-sitter, and boarded a flight for what some folks refer … Continue Reading →


  So, dear blog readers, where did we leave off? Baby Brock is now eight months old and 80+ pounds of pure energy and joy. Well, mostly joy. Many parts … Continue Reading →

Brock the 3rd is settling in.

I one time lasted three days; this time eight

  I one time lasted three days, this time eight. As I shared in the last blog post, the Brock you all have come to know and love died on … Continue Reading →

Brock praying.

RIP Brock II April 1, 2007 – April 7, 2016

  You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! Psalm 36: 6-7 In the early winter of 2007, during one of … Continue Reading →

People Matter

A few years ago I received a call from my friend Pat. I love Pat. Have loved her from the moment I met her. A long time ago I managed … Continue Reading →


My Parent’s Kitchen Table

  My parents married in the late 1950s and started their family in Springfield, Virginia. One of their first purchases was a picnic table with two side benches. For many … Continue Reading →