The True Vine

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.  Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and every branch that does bear fruit he prunes, that it may bear more fruit.” Way back in the early 80’s, having just returned from serving in the military, freshly divorced and … More The True Vine


Change.  It used to be that I was not only unafraid of change, but energized by it!  All I could envision were new possibilities and the creative energy with which I could meet the emerging challenges.  At this moment, I’m in the midst of the most perplexing transformations of my life. This time, it feels … More Lost

Burn Away

  It’s Fall. It’s my favorite time of year. The leaves are changing colors and falling all around us. The mornings are crisp and cool. The evenings are warm and breezy, with no humidity. One of my favorite things to do is blow leaves into a pile and then set them on fire. The smell … More Burn Away

All in the Family

I recently went to China. I saw beautiful temples and shrines, ate some delicious and some not so delicious foods, walked on The Great Wall, went to a house church and a government church, played with precious babies in an orphanage…I could continue, but I think you get the idea. I had many awe inspiring … More All in the Family