Grateful to be back in New York spending time with my elderly parents. Equally grateful to take long walks at Jones Beach. I love the winter shore.
My mom and dad have been married for 62 years. They both have their physical struggles and they take care of each other. My dad takes care of my mom’s arthritic feet every morning. I felt privileged to watch him carefully wash, dry and apply topical aids on her feet. They have lived a Valentine‘s life together, and not just a Valentine’s Day. I was also reminded of what Jesus taught us. Take a moment and read the gospel of John chapter 13 today. Thanks for stopping by.
Galena, Illinois was “born” in 1826. It is known as the town that time forgot. This beautiful town is filled with shops, candy, lots of chocolate, delicious coffee, great eateries and, apparently, ghosts! This is my bride, and we enjoyed celebrating 39 years together in Galena!
so i wonder dr. king what you would say we have done with your dream it seems we got it wrong and there’s no song to help us anymore so i wonder dr. king what you would say as you stroll on our main streets sit in our bible studies and share a meal at our dinner tables i wonder dr. king if you don’t mind would you help us dr. king we seem to have lost our mind and there’s a greater loss dr. king we don’t love our neighbor as we love ourselves dr. king i’m so sorry but just one more thing dr. king would you help us dream dr. king help us to make one day now dr. king we are asleep dr. king and we have forgotten how to dream
a cup of coffee in a little corner of my home lights and shadows remind me of what lies within me darkness and light love and hate goodness and self-centeredness the memories descend life and love family and friends grace and peace laughter and song so many gifts undeserved and plentiful soon the wraith of dim stories arrives failures loss shame and the quiet ache of all things left undone and of all that i have done to others and to myself i choose to surrender to all the images that so quickly float through my mind as i lift my gaze in a little corner of my home three crosses Calvary such an ugly place of death of pain of sorrow of suffering and it is there in the midst of the darkness and light of my life it is only there where the lies i tell and the lies i believe are exposed where my shame is undone in love and acceptance where i trade my burden for hope mercy love and the lightness of forgiveness and i realize He is here with me in a little corner of my home
We enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day walk at the always beautiful Jones Beach State Park.
A few moments that caught my eye as Fall descends in our area.
A beautiful Fall day, a very cool wind farm and way too many images of my motorcycle. Happy Fall everyone! (Well… at least to those in this hemisphere!)
A few images from a day trip to Chicago with my colleagues earlier this week.
someone's falling oh God someone's falling a desperate soul searching for peace searching for a place called home someone's crying oh God someone's crying a daddy fears for his little girl how he longs to keep her safe in this dark world someone's running oh God someone's running and the bullets fly so hard to breathe just need to hide run keep running someone's praying dear God shouldn't we all be praying it's so dark dear Jesus shine through my broken heart no matter how small my light may be shine through me let me fall into Your grace You're my home and safety let me weep with those who weep You're my comfort and my hope let me run into Your arms and love this world You love love this world You love