A Little Volcano’s Touch

Within two days of the January 12, 2020 eruption of the Taal volcano, which is well within 50 km of our mission station at a Philippine ministry near Cabuyao, Laguna, there were ‘cries’ on the internet about its meaning. Some reports made the leap to link it to other eruptions,… Continue reading

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Do You Command the Morning in 2020?

The morning on the foggy marsh was quiet. While the sun was above the marsh grass on the far side of the channel, it was still partially hidden behind a group of pines, so golden orange crepuscular rays developed where the sunlight managed to get through the trees. I rediscovered… Continue reading

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Impassioned Truth

Views of gods are interesting. They vary from sticks of wood, to stone statues, to an unknown entity, to Nature, to religious sets of beliefs, to an indescribable something-out-there. It all comes home, so-to-speak, when people talk about origins, where they came from, and the notions of the day about… Continue reading

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Tacking

Tacking. Instead of tacking, I prefer a straightforward, timely arrival from point A to point B.  But the wind doesn’t “push” the sail, I’m told.  It “pulls” it.  When the wind is contrary to sailing in a straight line or even when it comes towards you from the same direction… Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving to our Father, the Creator  of heaven and earth, is always appropriate. I woke at sunrise and quietly walked to a back window. The morning sun flamed the little dogwood’s turning leaves. It’s normal Autumn color is a dark ruddy red that does not stand out. The frost in… Continue reading

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