Category Archives: Metaphysical Reflection

Gathering from an Old Orchard

There is something of God in gathering old apples for making fresh cider, in taking what was left to rot and turning it into something sweet and precious. Continue reading

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Running through the Mud

It is often the least enjoyable segments of life that best prepare us for our greatest testings–and our greatest delights. Continue reading

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A Few Miles West of Medicine Lodge

Small buttes, little mesas, red bluffs rising above miles and miles of open range–are you sure this is Kansas, Dorothy? Continue reading

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The Rest of the Ring Story

Solomon wrote “There is a time to search and a time to give up searching.” He didn’t say either would be easy. Continue reading

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Not Quite Paradise

Whether we’re traveling through the Mojave or Walnut River Valley, it’s what we carry inside us that determines whether we live in Paradise or Purgatory. Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Even while I might resent having to mow the grass every three or four days, I am grateful for fresh tomatoes, sweet corn and hot, homegrown peppers.. Continue reading

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Of Naming Rights and the Nature of Rivers

Driving through the Kansas River valley on our way to a wedding in Manhattan got me to thinking… maybe rivers and marriages have more in common than I thought. Continue reading

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