I love how a change in perspective opens up new vistas, new ways of seeing, helping me to spy things I mostly miss. Feeling a deep need for God's good guidance, I'm going to allow my camera to help my heart nurture a more intent upward gaze.
Month: September 2011
The eighth deadly sin?
I think we need to update the list of deadly sins - and I vote that shopping just might be the greatest modern enemy to living the Jesus life. The church in North America is in such a dangerous place and we hardly know it. We exist in an environment of consumerism; it's the air we… Continue reading The eighth deadly sin?
Seeking God’s Face … in prison and beyond
One of the lovely surprises of having a book published is watching where it turns up, who is reading it and how it is connecting with people. There's a prison ministry at Ionia Correctional Facility in Michigan that is using my daily prayerbook Seeking God's Face. The chaplain, Richard Rienstra writes that the book is being… Continue reading Seeking God’s Face … in prison and beyond
It was a gorgeous late summer evening last night - crystal clear night sky, nearly full moon, cool but comfortable temperatures. Betty and I were lounging on the back deck with a glass of wine when the night sky came alive. The aurora borealis, aka. northern lights, made a rare appearance. This is maybe the… Continue reading Friday photos
For the love of work
This week I began work again after a time of sabbatical. And it is good to be working again. The structure for the week, the purposefulness of a place to go where your skills are engaged, the craft of it, the mind/body engagement. It’s good. I missed my work; I was itching to get back… Continue reading For the love of work
Dorothy Sayers on the consumer economy
I need to read more dead Christians. I'm too blinkered by my cultural biases and need a wisdom from another era. Dorothy Sayers, long gone from this world's stage, wrote an essay called "Why Work?" in 1942. There was a quote that jumped out at me, words that couldn't be more spot on for today's… Continue reading Dorothy Sayers on the consumer economy