Reflections on Lessons for Lent 2 B: Hope Against Hope

Lessons for Lent 2 B:

Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16; Psalm 22:23-31; Romans 4:13-25; Mark 8:31-38

Lord, God, I think about, work for, and set my spirit upon today, and perhaps next year or so. I am human. My vision and my comprehension are limited.

But your Spirit comes to me through the story of Sarah and Abraham, the praises […]

Reflections: Transfiguration Sunday

Reflections on Transfiguration, Year C
2 Kings 2:1-12  “Elijah ascended into heaven in a whirlwind.”


                No one likes being caught in a storm.

                The severe tornadoes of last summer, including the one that devastated Joplin, Missouri, surely give us a case in point. If the storm that hit Joplin would have occurred just a few […]

Reflections: Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

The first lesson this Sunday is from Isaiah 40, one of the most powerful portions of Scripture. It contains this:


21Have you not known? Have you not heard? Has it not been told you from the beginning? Have you not understood from the foundations of the earth? 22It is he who sits above the circle of […]

Cap X Abbie Puppies All Placed

All of our Cap X Abbie pups have been placed, and we are thrilled that all of them will be sheepdogs.

One is going to a young woman who is experienced at dog training and agility competition, but will be brancing out into herding competitions. One will go to an open competitor and another to a […]

Prayerfully Gathering with Spot

February 2, 2012

                As an apprentice sheepdog, Spot has had a tumultuous work history. With the help of the insights from three of the very best sheepdog trainers in the world, Bobby Dalziel, Aled Owen and Gordon Watt, I have understood that I taught him well to bite sheep. I trained him on sheep that […]