A walk in the rain

On Saturday mornings a group of us gets together for reading, discussion, and/or hiking. This past week we went for a walk in the rain to a nearby village. We had great discussions and so-so coffee…

Estar en Babia

There is a phrase some Spanish children hear all the time in school, “¿Estás en Babia?” It is our equivalent of, “Are you daydreaming?” “To be in Babia” became an easy way to describe someone who was someplace else mentally. … Read More

Shrill and opinionated

I had worked for many years with rickety logic: religious busyness is the same thing as spiritual maturity. The more you do, the more you love Jesus. I’d never have put it this tactlessly. But it was the air I … Read More


One of the many interesting thoughts from Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray “You are a sceptic.” “Never! Scepticism is the beginning of faith.” I greatly appreciated my first time reading through this book. There are many things to … Read More


From Reynolds, Rebecca K. Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World God never meant for the Christian life to be one bright day of salvation followed by four decades of pulling ourselves up by our bootstraps, trying harder to … Read More

A relational God

From Reynolds, Rebecca K. Courage, Dear Heart: Letters to a Weary World A couple of months ago, a non-believing friend told me that he loves Greek mythology more than Old Testament stories because Greek gods and goddesses have human personality … Read More

Our mountain picnic

Every year in April we take a trip up to one of our favorite picnic spots in the mountains. It is about a 35 minute drive from our home to this overlook.