What a transforming time has been the season of Lent and Easter for St. Andrew. Donna Papenhausen’s art (& her words) have enabled us to see familiar texts differently. Jim Cox’s gift of music has empowered us hear the notes of those familiar texts with fresh ears. During my lenten trip to Portland, Oregon forContinue reading “transformation”
All twenty lines of the poem, Innocence: They laughed at one I loved – The triangular hill that hung Under the Big Forth. They said That I was bounded by the whitehorn hedges Of the little farm and did not know the world. But I knew that love’s doorway to life Is the sameContinue reading “Innocence”
Just tried to figure out how to get a youtube video here for you to listen. Alas, I am not that smart, I guess. Anyway, It would have been John Lennon signing “Imagine” in (what year was this recorded?) with Ono along for the song . . . Since I couldn’t do it, you canContinue reading ““Imagine””
Margaret is 104 today. Wow! Happy Birthday. Margaret was 97 when she served on the search committee that invited me to be a candidate to serve St. Andrew UCC as their pastor. The congregation extended the Call. Ministry began in July, 2006. Margaret celebrated her 98th birthday a month later. Wow!
Been wondering tonight what happens to all the pictures in our memory from the stuff we encounter in a day. You know, the smell of fresh brewed coffee, the look of milk being poured onto your cereal, the lovely feel of a hug from the one who loves you and who you love, the sharpnessContinue reading “Images”
Did you ever notice how some people smile with their whole face and especially their eyes? Some time ago I visited Jack Meehan. He was born in a “t’ached cot’age” in Ireland more than 80 years ago. He is, among other things, a saxophonist and trumpeter. I visited him on the 10th floor of SarasotaContinue reading “A change of mind and a change of heart”