Month: March 2017

The Valley of Dry Bones

Reflection on Ezekiel 37:1-14 In South Sudan rebels and the government are blocking aid so people are fleeing their villages to camps where water is still scarce and cholera is rampant. With experts predicting droughts this year in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria,…

The Water of Life

The picture above was taken in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina where there is abundant water and abundant life. Recently I spent some time home in Colorado. The winter has been very warm and dry and the landscape looks tired, lifeless. Without…

On Being Lost

I hike a lot, and have a fairly good sense of direction, so I rarely get lost.┬áThe times I have been lost were memorable. All my skills failed me and suddenly I felt a strong sense of┬ádanger. This picture was taken from the parking…

On Being Dust

Yesterday millions of people all over the world engaged in the ritual of having a cross marked on their forehead with ashes to mark the beginning of Lent. I like to think of Lent as a way to jump-start my relationship with God. In…