Why Aren’t There More Disabled People In Church?

I used to attend church every day, except Saturday. Yeah, that’s right. Every day! I read Scripture and I led prayer. I assisted in the distribution of Communion. Because of my educational background and professional position, I was requested to teach the Bible to adults. I happily did this. I co-led a new-comers class for […]

“Parts Are Parts, And People Are People”

In a National Public Radio piece by Emily Vaughn on January 2, 2020, titled “7 Women’s Health Topics We Need To Talk About In 2020,” Dr Jen Gunter, a New York Times columnist and author of The Vagina Bible, is quoted saying: …Transgender women are women Gunter writes about gender transition and what she has […]

An Inadequate Preacher

I attended a “preacher’s college.” There is a difference between a preacher’s college and a Bible college. The intended outcome of a Bible college is that students will emerge with a basic, freshman, knowledge of the Bible, both Old and New Testament. To be honest, a graduate of a Bible college has merely an introduction […]

Can You Believe What You Have Not Seen?

One snowy night…. I was invited to attend a meeting of the Two-By-Two’s. The Two-By-Two’s are a conservative religious sect that believes the preaching ministry must be practiced by itinerant preachers; preachers who do not receive any remuneration for their work. This meeting was being held in a tiny village, Northport, that is actually designated […]

My Neighborhood

My neighborhood was tough. It wasn’t tough for my older brother, Paul. It was not as tough for Peter, my younger brother. Why was that? Highway 99 was a line of demarcation. On our side of the highway the population was mainly white. On the other side of the highway was a Black and Latin/x […]

An Old Colleague

Old in a couple of regards. One, we have known each other a very long time, over 20 years. Old also in terms of plain old age. He’s 70+. We met each other today while we were walking. I was walking Hunter. He was just walking. Incidentally, Hunter’s 9th birthday is on the 14th, 2 […]

Staring Out The Kitchen Window

The beautiful trees have lost their leaves as I stare out the kitchen window. The morning dew streaks down the car windshield as I look out the kitchen window. The last rose of autumn blooms as I stare out the kitchen window. The dark-eyed juncos twitter as I stare out the kitchen window. So much […]

Roses For Mary

For days I’ve been sitting in front of my laptop trying to think of something to write about that is important to me or, in my humble opinion, important to others. I just got home from a brisk 1.8 mile walk with Hunter. On the walk we went by the Catholic Church. Like many churches […]

Coffee And Beer And Wine

If you happen to be fortunate enough to come to the Pacific Northwest, you will discover that we specialize in libations. Coffee is a great drink. Those that think there is no difference between brands, and even specific products within brands, just don’t get it. There are coffees for the morning when you wake up. […]