Liturgy for a Time of Wide Spread Suffering

There is wide spread suffering in our time. Sickness and even more wide spread suffering for job loss from lock downs and recent decisions. God is still sovereign even in these times. Christ Our King,Our world is overtaken by unexpectedcalamity, and by a host of attending fears,worries, and insecurities.We witness suffering, confusion, andhardship multiplied around us, and we findourselves swept up in these same…

A Legend’s Death

Hank Aaron died today at the age of 86. On April 8, 1974, I watched on TV as he hit his 715th home run to break Babe Ruth’s record. ‘Hammering Hank’ broke the record on pure skill and hard work. There was never any suspicion of steroid use. He did it the old fashioned, hard way. He didn’t take any short cuts. He was…

Good News Wednesday

I love New Mexico Winters. It’s cold at night, usually in the low 20s, but it gets up close to the low 50s during the day. And, our prevalent sunshine makes it feel even warmer. What snow we get usually melts in the sunshine in a day or two. I don’t miss hard, gray, cold, snowy Winters, but I can still appreciate the beauty…

Monday

Since I lost my sense of taste, this is definitely an approach I like… New Mexican quarantine coffee… The FBI recommends this strategy and I’m all for it… This next one is actually something Betty and I disagreed about when we first got married. Our families did it differently. Naturally, we do it Betty’s way. I’m no dummy… For New Mexicans, mild salsa… actually…

A Liturgy for A Sick Day

For this brief pause, for this reminder of myown weakness and of my dependence upon you,I thank you, O Lord.A day such as this, in which I endurea measure of sickness or unease,is a reminder that the redemption of allthings is not yet complete. It is a reminderthat this body will decline and one day fail,and so it is also a reminder that the…