Category Archives: Poetic Contemplations

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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Cool and Soothing Waters

Taking a break from work to share a dip in a mountain stream with my son: priceless. 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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In Gratitude, Labor Day 2019

In this age where it seems so many worship war and wealth, let us remember and honor those whose labor provides us with our food, our clothes, our shelter… and just about everything else that we have. Continue reading

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More Than a Passing Blessing

Do you know someone that just seeing them makes your day seem better?

Cool, ain’t it? Be grateful… and let them know… Continue reading

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