Three Reviews: Poems, the Old South, & Storms at Sea

Joy Harjo, Conflict Resolutions for Holy Beings: Poems. (New York: W. W. Norton, 2015) 139 pages. I picked up this book after learning that Joy Harjo has been appointed poet laureate for the United States. It’s exciting because she’s the … Continue reading

Three Book Reviews (Short Stories, Sailing, and the Environment)

From my recent readings. They’re all different!  Anjali Sachdeva, All the Names They Used for God (Siegel & Grau, 2018), 257 pages. This is a collection of short stories and the first book by Ms. Sachdeva. I heard Sachdeva read … Continue reading

A Blessing

A blessing for Walt and Carol  Walt and Carol, when you first came here, I am sure you had no idea what this place would hold: the joy and laughter, the celebration of holidays, the seriousness of the study of … Continue reading

Two Poems

For the last few years I have been a part of a writer’s group, the Peacock Guild, that meets in the childhood home of Flannery O’Conner.  Every year we hold a public reading on a Sunday afternoon. It’s the last … Continue reading

Soup from the garden

Last Wednesday evening was the final Bible Study class until fall. During these classes, someone volunteers to make soup and provide bread for a simple meal. As I am teaching, I don’t often volunteer, but as we were coming toward … Continue reading

My First Canoe

Buck and Nancy were the youth group advisors at church during my Senior High years. They were both teachers.  Buck, who’d done a stint with the Marine Corps as an officer in Vietnam, taught high school biology and Nancy taught in … Continue reading

A New Logo

A New Logo The Session of Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church has adopted a new logo for our congregation.  The logo includes our name, wavy lines representing water, the cross and the sign of the Trinity which together form a tree.  … Continue reading

A Covenant

On Sunday, September 28, I will begin a five part sermon series that will focus on the five parts of “shared ministry” that is outlined in my covenant with the Skidaway Island Presbyterian Church.  In preparation for beginning this journey, I … Continue reading