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 Morning Song in the Winter Mountains

We woke in the morning to capture the waning moon after sunrise. A couple days after full moon, if the skies are clear at dawn, there can be a beautiful sight as the setting moon nears the mountain ridges at the southwest end the Tygart Valley in the West Virginia… 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