St Ephrem the Syrian

Clean Monday | First Day of Lent (Eastern Rite)

For the Eastern Church, Lent begins with Clean Monday…

Dead Bones and Shining Cities: Sixth Sunday of Easter

…resurgences and resurrections abound, and we need to tell these stories too.

Beginning Lent: Clean Monday

“The springtime of the Fast has dawned, the flower of repentance has begun to open…” — Lenten reflection…

Several Shades of Valentine’s Day

Love is that liquor sweet and most divine,
Which my God feels as blood, but I as wine…

Seven Songs – On the Occasion of our 31st Anniversary

Today, Nance and I are married for 31 years. To commemorate, I’ve posted seven songs (with brief stories) that I’ve written over the years about our life together…

Gimme That Ol’ Time Religion

It is my opinion that Rev. Jones and those who have responded murderously to his burning of the Koran need not shed religion; rather, they need to get some…

Romancing the Stone

I have never been much a fan of Valentine’s Day – too much pressure…

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