Tag Archives: patience

Donald Trump, Satchel Paige, and me

For months I’ve shared with many of you a deepening grief at the storm of destruction Donald Trump and his cronies are wreaking on our nation, its ideals, and the rest of the world. Seeking some firm shelter in which to weather the storm, I remembered baseball great Satchel Paige’s post-game comment to a reporter […]

This faithful God

Sometimes I imagine a congress of the faithful calling God to a confirmation hearing and starting the questions with: Will you be faithful to your promises? We sing from time to time, “Great is thy faithfulness, O God my Father; there is no shadow of turning with thee; / thou changest not, thy compassions, they […]

Of weeds and wheat

The garden where Sheryl and I once lived had been ignored for at least two years before we arrived. Do you know how many weeds can accumulate in two years in an untended garden? Sheryl, an avid gardener, set out right away to clear the weeds and bring new order and beauty to the space. […]

Ripening

“It is looking at things for a long time that ripens you and gives you understanding” (van Gogh). The frenetic pace in which we live our days today allows no opportunity to look at things for a long time. We do everything under the sun but ripen.