The Shepherd King

Apart from Christmas, we don’t give much thought to shepherds. And that’s understandable. They’re not a presence in our culture.  At best, we can relate to a distant connection with farmers and ranchers, whose lives are dedicated to agriculture and cattle, but even there, few have any real experience with all that entails. It’s unlikely […]

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Disguises Revealed

Year after year they show up at my door; pirates and princesses, vampires and witches ~ all seeking charity.  They come with empty sacks and full hopes that the treasure they pursue will be found on the other side of the door. Like others in my neighborhood, I’ve already anticipated their knock and familiar plea […]

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