Monthly Archives: April 2015

Jam Band Dance Pit

the calming thunder of bass,

the stirring riffs of mandolin,

the crystal clinking of banjo,

mellow merging of flat-picked acoustic guitar

and the sweet careening of fret-less fiddle.
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Embracing Yonder Mountain

Could an evening at a Yonder Mountain String Band concert be something like church? Or should I turn that question around? It included a reunion with a young friend and meeting some new ones. Continue reading

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Even Better Than Expected

A chance reunion with a former student leads to a reflection on how God sometimes gives us something better than what we asked for. Continue reading

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For Love of the Father

The love we show to the children of friends is love shown to them, too. “Those who love the Father, love the Son.” Continue reading

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Hunting the Easter Money

Finding gifts that we never outgrow takes a bit of imagination. As anyone who has discovered grace will tell you, the looking is worth the effort. Continue reading

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I Saw the Sun Rise in the West

I saw the sun rise in the west. That’s right; I was looking to the west and I saw the sun rise between seven and seven-thirty p.m. In the west. Continue reading

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