Religion

Are you still waiting for your spring?

March 22, 2017 at 3:00 am

Is it spring yet?How was this winter for you? I was absolutely sick and tired of the ice and snow.When spring comes it will be much warmer.“The crud” was making its rounds and I think half of Moses Lake had come down with it. A few people I...

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An admission of guilt and most sincere apology

March 17, 2017 at 4:00 am

I’ve been told that confession is good for the soul. I hope the following will suffice. For years I judged someone quite unfairly. I was extremely harsh, too quick to draw conclusions, and most certainly owe him an apology. I didn’t know hi...

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Getting sick doesn’t have to be bad news

March 10, 2017 at 5:00 am

How has your health been for the past few months? Overall, I’ve done pretty good job of taking care of myself.Way back in October, I did experience a bump in the road. For the first time, I had a reaction to my annual flu shot. My ears star...

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Be mindful that what goes around comes around

February 28, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jeanne and I have enjoyed dining at many restaurants in Moses Lake. One evening, a few weeks back, I suggested we order takeout food from one of them. We decided upon a place that wasn’t too far away. My wife ordered our meals online. She ...

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We are more like cats than we know

February 24, 2017 at 3:00 am

Our family arrived in Moses Lake in mid-June of 2014. We had traveled all the way from Central Texas. We looked forward to returning to our home state after 16 years. My wife, Jeanne; daughter, Naomi; and son, Benjamin, drove the distance i...

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There are times we need reminders

February 17, 2017 at 3:00 am

I once served six months as a part-time interim pastor in a small rural community in Central Texas. It had been a while since that church had had a permanent pastor. I heard many stories while I was there. Some were heart-warming, others re...

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Are you dealing with claustrophobic spiritual distress?

February 10, 2017 at 3:00 am

Yes, there are things I enjoy about winter. For example, I love Christmas. It is not just a day but a season that lasts for twelve days. This gives me an excuse to leave our Christmas tree up a while longer, and I can avoid being called laz...

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I want and I waste: being stewards of God’s world

February 01, 2017 at 3:00 am

Jeanne and I do most of our shopping locally. We also order through Amazon. We have found this to be very convenient. I believe that there are downsides to doing a lot of shopping this way. One concern is that it is vital to support busines...

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I found no rattlesnakes in the snow

January 27, 2017 at 3:00 am

In the fall, a friend took me down the Yakima River in his boat. He had been a fishing guide for many years and knew the river like the back of his hand.I took my camera along. Before we set out upon the water, I had the opportunity to take...

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A mohair suit or camel’s hair?

January 20, 2017 at 3:00 am

Growing up, I listened to a lot of rock and roll. One such song was “Bennie and the Jets.” It was written by Bernie Taupin in 1973 and performed by Elton John. The lyrics are quite odd:“Hey kids, shake it loose together. The spotlight’s hit...

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