Eight Months and Counting

My camp speaking schedule has prevented me from posting regularly this week—sorry! And I’m a few days late on Samuel’s 8-month birth anniversary, so I need to get cracking! Happy belated birthday, dear one! You are deeply loved! 💙 💙 💙 Here are a few shots of the SamJam, who now loves to army-crawl, giggle, drool, and “sing.” (He did not want to sit still for this photo shoot!) Oh, and he still loves to play “Samuel Sandwich.” 🙂

Both camps have gone very well, so thanks to all those who have been praying. As a left-brainer, I don’t typically emote during messages, but I lost it three times last week during a 2-part sermon on Yom Kippur. All seven feasts powerfully point to Christ and what he has done for us. 

I’m commuting daily for this third camp gig, so I get lots of time in the car to think, pray, and worship. My playlist is so uplifting! Last night I was worn out after the evening session, so I vegged out to Enya’s Dark Sky Island on the way home. I forgot how much I like this album.

Enjoy the rest of your week…and for those in this neck of the woods…I hope you can endure the sweltering heat!

Today’s Chuckle | 07.21.2022

Gotta love the offbeat humor of Monty Python and the Holy Grail. According to ancestry.com, I was born 17 percent Italian, all of which seems to be concentrated in my taste buds. The rest of me is general-issue English stock, more or less, which probably explains my recurring anglophilia. Surely there are some ka-niggits in my family tree. Some of them may have even said, “Ni!” 🙂

God Sees and Remembers

Yesterday’s rainbow was stunning. The pictures don’t do it justice, but here they are as a reminder of God’s covenant faithfulness.

“Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting covenant between God and all living creatures of every kind on the earth.” (Genesis 9:16)


P.S. Why do we still put power lines above our heads rather than below our feet? That really shouldn’t be a thing anymore, and in many countries it’s not.