March 13, 2016

Fifth Sunday in Lent

Somehow it is the truth that the relative wastefulness of a gift is part of its charm. As a husband, Valentine’s Day roses are the first thing to come to […]
March 6, 2016

Fourth Sunday in Lent

My mother married very young, at least partly to get out and experience the world beyond our little hill in Carroll County. I came into the picture shortly after. Before […]
February 28, 2016

Third Sunday in Lent

It is one of the most popular theologies around and has been so for thousands of years. More popular even than the purpose-driven life, Church, and marriage. There is no […]
February 21, 2016

Second Sunday in Lent

This past week was the anniversary of Martin Luther’s death. A day we remember mostly for his last words: “We are beggars. This is true.” Words meant to emphasize our […]
February 14, 2016

First Sunday in Lent

Today is one of those days inhabited by two different occasions, the first Sunday of Lent, and the festival of St. Valentine. The confluence is lucky from a certain perspective […]