The Storm Preparation Parable

The road was lined with pines and oaks at their peak of Spring growth. Yellow pollen was everywhere, blown from the trees by stiff breezes that are common in late April in central North Carolina. Flowers and trees were in bloom. We were in light clothing as the temperatures were… Continue reading

Parables from the Forest

Spring has barely arrived in middle April in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. I was admiring the thick forest of evergreen and hardwood deciduous trees as I walked down the path. Most of the ground is covered with dead branches or trees, leaves, and fallen needles. The ground is frozen… Continue reading

The Family and Church Parable

The family of five was alive and vibrant. As the children grew, learned, and participated in everything, the parents got them to events, attended others, and kept them safe and secure. As they got older, the children simply stayed at home. The longer they stayed, internal dissatisfaction grew. The internal… Continue reading

Crabbing in Herring Creek: A Parable on Life Lost

The little push-net was finally done, and the little boy was excited to catch some crabs. The tide was low, so it was a perfect time to grab the little chicken-wire and wood contraption to get into the shallows of the tidal creek. The creek bottom was soft and sticky… Continue reading

2020 Report and Christmas–New Year Card

We had been warned by the Holy Spirit in October 2019 in the Philippines that we would not be returning to our loved ones in the Philippines for a year. We had no idea what was coming. By early 2020 we were praying in our West Virginia cabin for a… Continue reading