Ode to Toad Beneath the Trough

There you are again, Bufo, you survivor you.

Throughout this long, hot time,

as the merciless sun has baked the grass

and hardened both the ground beneath my feet

and the words out of my mouth,

you have molded yourself and shaped your small world and it has been enough–the trickles from the tank, quite enough.

I worry […]

Things That Should Matter For Christians This Election

This Presidential election campaign has surfaced several things that I believe committed Christians should be alarmed about.

First is the wholesale bearing of false witness.

Our household has received via e-mails a number of forwarded messages about the Obama administration that are full of  lies. One asserts that “Obamacare” is designed to cut seniors off from life-saving […]

Second Annual Blessing of the Animals Is October 6

Everyone who attended last year’s Heatherhope Farm Blessing of the Animals said it was an inspiration to them and they would like to do it again.

So, we have planned our second annual Blessing for Saturday, October 6, at 11:00 a.m.

For all of Christian history there has been a special reverence for the animals that God […]

Writing Circle Meets

Writing can be frightening! It’s also pretty scary to live out the love of Jesus Christ.

Writing can be challenging! Thinking about faith–daring to question and even to doubt–is also hard stuff.

But being part of a circle of people who can be trusted to encourage thoughtful and courageous and out-loud Christianity…priceless!

Our ecumenical Writing Circle meets at […]