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Archives for June 2016

Saturday Ramblings: June 11, 2016

Yes folks, yard work and gardening is in full swing here in the Midwest these days. I suspect that I’ll be making multiple trips to the home improvement store this weekend, loading up on outdoor essentials. Too bad we couldn’t just call Mr. Bushie and have him deliver what we need in his sharp 1951 Nash […]

An Excerpt from “Guide Them Safely Home, Lord”

Note from CM: My new book, Walking Home Together, has two companion booklets. Today, I present an excerpt from one of them: Guide Them Safely Home, Lord: A Caregiver’s Companion. The booklet consists of 4 weeks of readings (5 days each week), designed to give encouragement to those who care for others. • • • Bearing (and sharing) […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 8)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 8 By Michael McCann Last time we looked at the fossil record from a broad perspective view.  The fossil record is a history of how life appeared on this earth.  The overall view is that life, both animal and plant life, developed over a long period of time from […]

Wednesdays with James: Lesson Three

Ordinary Time provides an opportunity for those who follow the liturgical year to take a different direction in their approach to the Scriptures. In Ordinary Time, we go week by week, examining how we might live the life we share together in Christ. Ordinary Time is therefore a good season for the Church to study books of the Bible, in […]

An Excerpt from “Walking Home Together”

A Good Walk Home When I was young, we walked. It seems to me now that we walked everywhere. We walked to and from school. We walked to our friends’ homes, and I distinctly remember walking to my grandparents’ house on the other side of town. We walked to fields of dreams where we chose […]

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 6, 2016

Mondays with Michael Spencer: June 6, 2016 Today we continue a series of Monday posts with excerpts of Michael Spencer’s thoughts about the Bible and what it does and does not promise to do for us. • • • So why do we have four Gospels? To get the story right, and to get all the […]

Pic & Poem of the Week: June 5, 2016

Pic & Poem of the Week June 5, 2016 For your pleasure and contemplation, I am posting an original photograph and a corresponding poem each week on Sundays. May these offerings help lead us to a deeper place of rest on the Lord’s Day. Click on the picture for a larger image. • • • As Kingfishers Catch Fire As […]

Saturday Ramblings: June 4, 2016

All aboard! Hop on the Rambler tour bus and let’s go look at some sights from this past week. For all practical purposes, summer is upon us, and it’s time to hit the open highway with a group of friends to see what we can see. Let’s ramble! Rest in peace, Robertson McQuilkin. McQuilkin was the former […]

If Only I Could See the Shore

“No matter how dreary and gray our homes are, we people of flesh and blood would rather live there than in any other country, be it ever so beautiful. There is no place like home.”  ― L. Frank Baum, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz * * * I was listening to an interview with someone […]

Mike the Geologist: Science and the Bible (Lesson 7)

Science and the Bible – Lesson 7 By Michael McCann Frequent Imonk commenter and fellow geologist, Klasie Kraalogies, also contributed to today’s essay. As we turn now to examine evidence for biologic evolution we must settle the issue of the fossil record.  If the geologic strata are a time-sequence record of the history of the […]