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

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