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The Shepherd in the Tree

The Shepherd in the Tree

The Shepherd in the Tree     There once was a shepherd in a tree.  It was awkward - he didn’t like climbing trees, and sitting in a tree for a long time is in any case rather uncomfortable.  But there he was. “Oh shepherd, why are you in the tree?”, one of...

10 Steps to a Better Life

10 Steps to a Better Life

10 Steps to a Better Life   If you’re at a loss for how to live a healthy life and don’t know where to find the top-ten tips, you couldn’t do much better than to do THE OPPOSITE of what your overlords are suggesting. So, I’ll list 10 of these opposites:1. Visit...

Darkness fell hours ago.  A Story

Darkness fell hours ago. A Story

Darkness fell hours ago. The kids are in bed, tired from a day of playing in the fresh-fallen snow. They should have been in school, but the school, like most everything, was shuttered.  You reflect on the irony of how the "education" they're supposed to be getting is...

Twas the Week Before Christmas

Twas the Week Before Christmas

'Twas the Week Before Christmas   ’Twas the week before Christmas, and all through the town,Not a merchant was open; they’d all been locked down. Of course, in the city, just miles away,The big box stores took all their profits today. “’Tis ScIeNce!” the man at...

Civil Disobedience & Christ

Civil Disobedience & Christ

Civil Disobedience – A Christ-follower’s imperative   Surely Jesus wouldn’t break the law, would he? He was a peaceful citizen, obedient to the authorities he lived under, wasn’t he? Remember, Jesus lived under two earthly authorities simultaneously. Both held...

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