not an apologist

The preacher is not an apologist, not a professor, not a lecturer. He is a herald, an instrument announcing the salvation that God has decreed for men who accept it.

The Sign of Jonas, Thomas Merton


We went to visit a small village called Harmony. I am not sure how many people live there but it is around 20. Oh yes, it also has a winery with a great view of a perfect farm.

A Wet Day in Paradise

When you look our my window it looks like snow. The sky is cloud grey just a few feet beyond the edge of our house. Earlier today I emptied my rain gauge of another 6 inches. That is the 3rd time since early December that I had done that.

Leave a trail….

”what you do speaks so loudly that I cannot hear what you say. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is not path and leave a trail”

Waldo Emerson 


Freedom suppressed again, and again regained, bites with keener fangs than freedom never endangered.

Marcus Tullius Cicero (born over 2,111 years ago)