10 08, 2021

When the Dew Dries

By |2021-08-10T12:21:35-04:00August 10th, 2021|Character, Clarity, Decisions, Future, Responsibility, Spiritual Disciplines, Suffering, Time|0 Comments

When I, Jim, was going for a morning walk last week I noticed an unusual sight on the sidewalk. There were hundreds of dead worms. Strange. I’ve seen a few on the sidewalk before but nothing like this. I wondered what caused them to die there. After a couple of miles, I seemed to stumble on what I thought was a reasonable answer. Worms need moisture. And we haven’t had rain in a week. Instead of doing the hard work of digging their way into the sod of the lawns, they seemed to be seduced by the heavy

18 07, 2016

A Time for Everything…a post by Joy

By |2021-02-09T13:14:29-05:00July 18th, 2016|Creation, Emotions, Future, Imagination, Responsibility, Sacramental Perspective, Time, Trust|1 Comment

“It’s time to wind the clocks,” he said as he walked to the grandfather clock that he had built so many years ago. “That’s what I do on Sundays.” As I watched him proceed to complete this process that he does weekly, I knew that beautiful tones of the chimes would sound on the hour as I have heard it many times through the years. It made me wonder if in our journey of Christian spiritual formation, Christ says at regular rhythmic intervals, “It’s time to reset the pilgrims on their journeys according to my time. As they live

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