Coffee Thoughts…

Early morning on the river’s shore, Listening to the flowing, rippling water Watching the rising sun and settling moon in an expanding universe Sipping a cup of coffee…. Peace, solitude, Then intruding thoughts…Life! Meaningless or purposeful? Insignificant or valued? The search for truth… History? Science? Philosophy? Religion? Same goals? Cohesive? Or clashing, exclusive ideologies defendedContinue reading “Coffee Thoughts…”

Why Do Birds Sing (or Ducks Quack)

  One beauty of Spring in Maine is the recrudescence of nature’s music. After winter’s silence, (except for a few cawing crows, screaming Jays, screeching  gulls and the occasional tweet of an Eagle or osprey) an amazing cacophony of peeping frogs and sweet bird voices bursts forth as the rest of the world is resurrectedContinue reading “Why Do Birds Sing (or Ducks Quack)”

Timely and Timeless…

From within the confusing cacophony of voices inundating us, hear the ancient Psalmist’s song and timely advice: ” Oh, the joys of those who do not follow the advice of the wicked, or stand around with sinners, or join in with mockers. But they delight in the law of the LORD, meditating on it dayContinue reading “Timely and Timeless…”

In a Hurry?

With morning’s first light, as the sun climbs over the horizon and heaven turns the page to a new day, God graciously gives us a new beginning. The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.               I say to myself, “The LORDContinue reading “In a Hurry?”

Whose Kingdom?

There he perched, King of the Birds, quietly surveying his wintry kingdom while sitting high atop an old dead tree on a little island in Sullivan Harbor. Majestic, magnificent, powerful, and properly feared. Not a gull was in sight! As I watched him, I was reminded of several Old Testament passages which beautifully and poeticallyContinue reading “Whose Kingdom?”

Swiftly fly the years

  Another day is ending with a glorious display. Most of us don’t ponder mathematical equations or physical principles when we think about sunsets or “time”. However, since our beginning, “time’s” mysteries and brevity have filled the minds of writers, poets and composers, prophets and preachers, philosophers and scientists— and especially old men! God existsContinue reading “Swiftly fly the years”

Wherever the Sun Sets…

No matter what corner of the world in which we reside and despite what has transpired during our “today”, wherever and whenever the sun sets, the day’s end is announced by a fleeting but stunningly beautiful, soul-touching pause. Between the busyness of our day’s events and the “coming to terms with” them, the splendor ofContinue reading “Wherever the Sun Sets…”

Creation Speaks

Another awe filled Downeast sunrise brings thoughts of Creator God and how beautifully He reveals Himself to us.. “For what can be known about God is plain (to people)  because God has shown it to them. For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation ofContinue reading “Creation Speaks”

Whose Hills These are, I think I know…

  One wonders who the Psalmist was and what was running through his mind when he wrote down the words to this beautiful song:                      I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come?        My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 121:1-2)     Was heContinue reading “Whose Hills These are, I think I know…”