Month: September 2018

  • Giving the Sermon

    Giving the Sermon

    I remember the first time I was asked to deliver the sermon at our church. What an awesome responsibility! The week before I worked on a text, thinking and rereading, trying to find a way to present a message whose application would have meaning and relevance. The words of the text mean so much to […]

  • Broken Beauty

    Broken Beauty

    Friends came for dinner last night and bought me a piece of handmade jewelry. The pin is formed of overlapping pieces of shell glued to create a design as rhythmical as the surf, as revealing as the sand shore. Different shells capture the light in varying ways, catching and holding, reflecting, or framing a small […]

  • Into the Depths

    Into the Depths

    Last evening a friend showed me an oceanographic chart identifying the water depth far out to sea. It’s difficult for me to imagine how far out the ocean extends—how deep it is. Most of my relationship with the sea takes place ankle or waist deep. When I see these chars and try to comprehend the […]