Category Archives: Summer

of horses and pastors

It’s not to suggest that there is any special meaning when I share these things, but it’s just kinda neat: my Old Testament reading was about God creating man like himself (yes, I’ve started all over, in order to use … Continue reading

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The Fly, by William Blake, 1757 – 1827 Little fly, Thy summer’s play My thoughtless hand Has brushed away. Am not I A fly like thee? Or art not thou A man like me? For I dance And drink and … Continue reading

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Have a summerful day.

You should read more poetry. (Meaning, I should!) It’s like living in a light bulb, with the leaves Like filaments and the sky a shell of thin, transparent glass Enclosing the late heaven of a summer day, a canopy Of … Continue reading

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Just do the *next* thing well.

An excellent article I read recently, talks about young people in the west being raised with a sense of entitlement. Our interim pastor would love this sentence: “When reality exceeds our expectations, we’re happy. But when reality falls short, we’re … Continue reading

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Happy Anniversary Christine & Richard!

I was right! Start talking about scripture, and I get lots more views! (It doesn’t tell me who viewed me, just how many.) What I’ve been doing lately, is trying to come up with an “application sentence” (as Rick Warren … Continue reading

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one of my favourite kind of “mines”

It seemed to me that we so rarely pay any attention to poetry, so that’s why I’ve been sharing it so much. Now I’ve just seen that my niece’s son (sounds so much better than “great-nephew”) is learning to write … Continue reading

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Are both roads equally less traveled by?

This idea of taking the road “less traveled by”: do you know where that’s from? Try to remember now, before I tell you the answer… That’s something that seems to “happen” with me, even if I did make the choice. … Continue reading

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Thirty years, and still standing!

This photo was taken in 1983, so it must be around that time that I wrote this “poem”; in which there is no rhyming or anything, but fun to see the “datedness” of it–who writes letters these days! Plus: we … Continue reading

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Who’s got their shorts on?

When you wake up at 4:30 am and it’s a running day, you really should go ahead and get up and get it done, on a hot day like today! Even though I was out at 6:30, it was HOT, … Continue reading

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“here a wimple, there a gleam”

Made it out for my run, before the rain! In some ways it gives you energy, to get out there in the cool of 6 am. But now with this pleasant dripping sleep-sound… There are 4 runs left before the … Continue reading

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