Rolling over Redemption (a minimally refined SFD)*

When the kids are bored sometimes I tell them to go hunt ladybugs or to go roll over a rock to see what is there.  I don’t know, it works for me, that rock rolling over thing. Except now I get more complicated, I want to roll over the rock of what is the difference…

The Atrium

This girl is interacting with the Good Shepherd work.  The parable of the Good Shepherd is rich with significance for a child from the ages 3 to 6, as they come to know God as a protector with deep love for them. I have tried for two years to begin talking about something that I…

Giving it away

So anyone who has ever walked outside their home may have come across a beggar. And in some places, like here in Oregon, the beggars have learned that perching themselves at freeway exits or near where alot of cars have to stop and then start can be a good place to beg, because people give…

Religious Political Culture wars in Portland Oregon

I have always liked more to live in an environment that is relatively liberal. Such as Portland, Oregon. But sometimes, Portland and me, see, we don’t always agree. There is a sort of tension I see/hear/read/experience living as a follower of Christ in the wildly liberal PacNW. Recently I met a friend up at Mississippi…

Summer Reading

Summer reading is almost as sumptuous as a few months at a spa. Unfortunately my summer reading hasn’t even really kicked into gear, but I do have some books that I have nibbled, some munched. I haven’t found the right one yet. I started with John F. Kennedy’s “A Nation of Immigrants” It was a…

Por FIN llego la contestacion, y?

Pues, como la Senora T me dio estos codigos para usar los acentos, me imagino que debo aprender como ponerlos. Gracias tambien a Zhenya por animarme en practicar. Que bueno tener personas amables que nos animan cuando lo necesitamos lo mas. Hoy tuve la segunda entrevista. Sabes, no me hicieron ni una pregunta en espanol!…

Administrative Superpowers

Consider;  an executive without a desk, a zookeeper with animals but no habitats, an actor with no stage, a pilot with no cockpit.  Instead, the executive has a suitcase, the zookeeper has a large fenced area where animals roam intermingled, the actor has his body and the pilot has a seat in the economy section….