Sunday, August 31, 2008

Then God said,

"Let the earth put forth vegetation ..."
-- Genesis 1:11

Saturday, August 30, 2008

straight path

In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
-- Proverbs 3:6

today is the day

"Brothers, up till now we have done nothing at all: so let us begin today." It was to himself that Saint Francis addressed this counsel; let us humbly make it our own. How true it is that we have done nothing – or very little – as yet! One year follows another without our asking ourselves what we could have made of them. Hasn't there been anything to change, to add or take away from our way of behaving?
All we have is the present moment: so let us keep a watch over it and live it as though it were a treasure entrusted to us. Time doesn't belong to us; don't let us waste it.
-- Saint [Padre] Pio

Friday, August 29, 2008

Summit, SD


This Sunday I'm filling for Pastor Andrew Prin at Cross of Glory Lutheran Church
in Mounds View, MN. 
The title of my message is Fire & Division.
This is the last of the summer services at 9:30 a.m.
I would love to see you there! For directions see the Church's web site.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Ortley, SD

Ortley Free Lutheran Church

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Grenville, S.D.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

house near Waubay, SD

But if you will not obey the LORD your God ...
you shall build a house, but not live in it.
-- Deuteronomy 28:15, 30

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Wanda's Donut Shop

Wanda said she served thousands of donuts prepared in her shop in Marvin, SD -- all made with the same wooden spoon. She supported the various churches in the area and was generous and welcoming. She passed away about a year ago.

... she (did) not eat the bread of idleness.
-- Proverbs 31:27

Friday, August 22, 2008

children & animals

If children's love for their parents is a natural feeling that manifests itself in both animal instinct and in the human disposition to love the mother from babyhood, let us not be less intelligent than children nor more stupid than the wild animals! Don't let us stand before the God who created us like loveless strangers! Even if we haven't learned what he is from his goodness, yet we should love him above all else simply because we have been created by him, and hold fast to the remembrance of him as children do to the remembrance of their mother.
-- St. Basil (c.330-379), monk & Bishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia

Thursday, August 21, 2008

a hut

And daughter Zion is left
like a hut in a field
-- Isaiah 1:8

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Marvin, SD

formerly a Baptist church
... this house shall become a desolation.
-- Jeremiah 22:5

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Marvin, SD

Martin Lutheran Ev. Church

Monday, August 18, 2008

North & South

The north and the south -- you created them
-- Psalm 89:12

Sunday, August 17, 2008

And he dreamed ...

And he dreamed that there was a ladder set up on the earth,
the top of it reaching to heaven; ...
-- Genesis 28:12

Saturday, August 16, 2008

the bus to catch

Earlier this month I spent a week at Blue Cloud Abbey. While much of my time was spent photographing birds & wildlife (see my other blog), I did take pictures of churches, cemeteries, and objects that I hoped would lead our minds to thinking about God and our search for him.

more to follow

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Which path?

"I do love him," you will say to me, "but by which path shall I follow him?"... Are you asking which way to take? First of all, listen to the Saviour say to you: "I am the Way." And to where does this way lead? "I am the Truth and the Life," (Jn 14:6)...You are not being told: Try hard to find the way that leads to truth and life. No; no one is saying that to you. Get up, you sluggard; the Way in person has come to find you. He is rousing you from your sleep if only you listen to his voice saying to you: "Rise and walk." (Mt 9:5)
-- Saint Augustine (354-430), Bishop of Hippo (North Africa)

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