Easter Church Service The coronavirus pandemic has wreaked havoc around the world and the Easter holiday was no exception. Our local church in Nebraska has been closed for almost a month, providing services on-line. They even tried drive-by communion one Sunday, but have since resorted to "self-serve" communion at home during the streamed services. We … Continue reading Easter, 2020
Moseying across Nebraska near its southern border, a beautiful white church caught my eye. It was a mile north of US 136 in Jefferson County, but shined like a beacon against the cloudless azure sky. As I approached the church from the south, I noticed the cross was leaning to the west. Not much, but … Continue reading Crooked Cross
The Church of St. Nicholas, where Jane Austen's father preached and she worshiped as a child, is located in a rural setting near the small town of Steventon in Hampshire County, England. Jane Austen was born in 1775. The original structure of this church was built centuries before Austen's birth. I marveled at the still-sturdy … Continue reading Steventon, England
I met Ephraim D. Muro in early 2016 during a mission trip to Moshi, Tanzania. Standing in line for a pot luck dinner at his church, he insisted that I go first, which then became a point of respectful disagreement. Knowing how age was so respected in their culture, I was somewhat offended that he … Continue reading Ephraim D. Muro
The sun was up, at least enough to light the peak of Cathedral Rock. Nothing stirring this early in the morning, no cars, no bikers or hikers, not even a breath of wind to rustle the trees. So quiet and peaceful, I was afraid the sound of my shutter would upset the entire balance of … Continue reading Cathedral Rock
I'm working on a project for the church -- pictures of the church for their new website. This eternal light shines over the altar in the chapel. The simple picture of the lamp looked rather lame, and I thought it needed a little pizzaz. I was trying to create a starburst around the light when … Continue reading Eternal Light
There is an old Czech Presbyterian church in southwest Saunders County, originally built in 1888 and rebuilt in 1928. Whatever, it's an old church. A friendly and inviting church too, near as I could tell; the doors were unlocked and I helped myself to some interior photos. Very interesting, neat as a pin and obviously … Continue reading Ghosts?
This photo was taken in the local Cathedral during its annual flower show in February, where I mentioned in an earlier blog that I was more interested in the statuary than the flower arrangements. If you're not a Christian, you might not get the significance of this image, but, if your are a believing Christian … Continue reading Easter Message