If all has gone well, I am at the last day of a month free of alcohol. No beer. No wine. (some whine) There was no particular reasons for taking on this fast. I am trying a fast from something each month, just to see if I can. April – alcohol. I did jokingly tellContinue reading “Discipline beats Creativity”
There are two really stressful times during the semester; the beginning and the end. The beginning is racked with new rolls daily, students not sure about where they are to be and when they should be there. At the end of the semester, it is not about the students, but the paperwork. Every class generatesContinue reading “End of the semester”
Spring break has come and gone. We are teetering on the edge of summer and the end of a semester. It is pretty much downhill from here. I took a brief spring break journey, went with a friend to Northwest Arkansas. Although warm and springlike in Louisiana, the northern corner of Arkansas was still crispContinue reading “Ale trail”
Well it’s official. I am going to Spain. It has been an action waiting to take place for about 8 months, but the official tour packages arrived this week. So now it is official. The group of us have been practicing; walking, hiking, and even running. Carrying backpacks everywhere. A few practicing Spanish, others hopingContinue reading “This will happen”
Acts 2:42-47, Psalm 118:2-4, 13-15, 22-24, 1 Peter 1:3-9, John 20:19-31 Here it is after Easter, all the hoopla is fading. Chocolate bunnies are half price, and Peeps are growing more and more scarce as the hoarders sweep them up. Many of those who have led the busy past week of worship and contemplationContinue reading “Life in community”
Last Sunday was my last real Sunday with the Confirmation class. Next Sunday they will be confirmed. After that they will move on to the youth group. I will miss all of them. And I am glad to see them go. It is time. We started together last August. They were small, frightened sixth graders.Continue reading “And they grow up”
A fact of commuting life is sooner or later the fuel tank will have to be filled. You have to purposely choose a place to stop, connect and fill up. My pumps of choice are at the world’s largest retailer because it is the least expensive. Now, I don’t go at just any timeContinue reading “Gas pumps”
The time has come to celebrate. Easter is close at hand. The darkness is quickly falling away. And for what it represents to us, I think fireworks might be appropriate for Easter. He has risen indeed.