Giving Thanks with Our Eyes Open

My grandfather was a Methodist minister, he reminded me of a great tree. In my childhood, he said grace at family feasts when he visited us in the Catskill mountains. This was more of a sermon than a prayer. Long, very long, grace was delivered in a tone that was more sung than spoken. Grace … Continue reading Giving Thanks with Our Eyes Open

A Drink and a Prayer

How do you celebrate St. Patrick's Day? It's a complex holiday. St. Patrick was born around 400 AD in Britain. History tells us he was kidnapped, became a shepherd who heard voices from God and had a profound religious conversion which he then shared to convert many Irish to Christianity. No beer, no snakes, and probably … Continue reading A Drink and a Prayer