We will all be failures in 2019

This morning, the last day of 2018, the crescent moon, Venus, and Jupiter stood out in a mostly clear sky, and were then followed with a pastel sky before the sun rose. We are reminded that we enjoy the wonders of creation regardless of who were are and what we have done. Chad Bird in […]

Christmas Eve notes

A few thoughts… Why celebrate on the 25th of December? Because we’re too busy at other times of the year? It relieves the short-day depression many of us get in winter? Or perhaps it is tied to a superstition from the early centuries following Christ’s birth that a man dies on the same day of […]

we’re back!

After several years of inactivity, we’re back. The year of clouds was a fun exercise. However, it was mostly motivated by my day job, managing a set of WordPress sites for Washington State University. Well, that ended with my retirement over two years ago, and what a fun two years that’s been. No computer responsibilities. […]

so concludes a year of clouds

There are also celestial bodies, and bodies terrestrial: but the glory of the celestial is one, and the glory of the terrestrial is another. There is one glory of the sun, and another glory of the moon, and another glory of the stars: for one star differeth from another star in glory. So also is the […]

the author of eternal salvation

  So also Christ glorified not himself to be made an high priest; but he that said unto him, Thou art my Son, to day have I begotten thee. As he saith also in another place, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec. Who in the days of his flesh, when he had […]

thy wonderful works

Many, O Lord my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. (Psalms 40: 5)

he shall exalt thee to inherit the land

But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked. The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord: and he delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast […]