The Pastoral is Political: That Dog, Those Cows, and the Elephant in the Room

About that dog: A dog died on a plane earlier this month.   My Facebook and Twitter blew up with the story of the 10-month-old French bulldog who died on a United Airlines plane after the flight attendant required the animal to be placed in the overhead bin during the flight. A “shaken” passenger began… Read More

The Pastoral is Political: Animals of the Flood

I remember where I was 16 years ago today when I learned what began happening at 8:46 a.m. in the United States. And I remember where I was the next few days: watching the news coverage in disbelief, trying to make sense of the never-before experienced. Now, Hurricane Irma has been having the same effect… Read More

Saturday prayer – Sleeping Like

Friend, We do not always describe Your glorious world very well.  For instance, this week someone said he slept like a baby, by which he meant well.  But babies, as You know having created them, do not sleep well.  They sleep in fits and starts, and there is usually crying on one end of the… Read More