Category Archives: Fall

finishing up Fall

Quick, quick! One more Fall poem before the Christmas things start up! (Would you believe, I’m to begin the Christmas Story for the 3-year olds next Wednesday?! And yes, I’ve switched to the 3-year olds, for my Wednesday morning volunteering.) … Continue reading

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Stop, Listen

There are not enough posts in my blog for the “fall” tag to show up, so here’s another Fall poem: O wild West Wind, thou breath of Autumn’s being, Thou, from whose unseen presence the leaves dead Are driven, like … Continue reading

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“they just pretend”

Ways to celebrate October: get out for an early morning walk/run, have one last ice cream, or perhaps french fries from a Chip Truck, on a warm Fall day, get a haircut, to lessen that cool-weather, fly-away electricity, gather around … Continue reading

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“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness…”

It seems fitting, after the beautiful photos I found on my morning run, that we should have some poetry. How about a little Keats? Just a little– To Autumn John Keats, 1795 – 1821 Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, … Continue reading

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Turn from the beaten path

Found some more lines to do with not taking the beaten path… “Morn is the time to act, noon to endure; But, O! if thou wouldst keep thy spirit pure, Turn from the beaten path by worldlings trod, Go forth … Continue reading

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Who knows?

Just a couple of quick sermon notes… from “long ago” now, since we’ve been away, I’ve been teaching, etc. I was going to uncheck the cross-post to Facebook, but I’m also going to include–in honour of our 34th anniversary–a poem … Continue reading

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Are you really *called* to be always rushed?

Rush-rush-rush! That’s one thing that perhaps defines my own “retirement”–the fact that I don’t have to any more. But old habits die hard (as do old clichés), and I’m often rushing even when I don’t have to! Admit it now, … Continue reading

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drenched air

Blindfold When someone pulls down a blind shuts out seas other ships shape of the sun (though warm still soaks down blanket filtered) floats a milky cataract over every eye: invisibles thrive and foghorns celebrate.   In fact, unblunted the … Continue reading

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Reason

There’s always a lot of Bad News “out there”–like the survey that says three in five “Christian” kids abandon the church after the age of 15, and 84% of 18-29 year-olds who call themselves “Christian” have no idea how the … Continue reading

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messy, compromise, sacrifice…

Well, the Christmas cake and the pumpkin pie are gone; the guys just have some gift-cookies left (NOT Nanny’s!) Once all the Christmas-cookie tins get put away, that’ll be that for another year. Also back to normal is the eating … Continue reading

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