Category Archives: Living Water

A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 10

X It was a beautiful day for a wedding, surely the harbinger of a happy feast. More like June than February, the sun was bright and warm, and the blue of the sky was deepened by just enough billowy clouds … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 8

VIII We reached our destination and turned into the broad, dusty staging area where much of the caravansary business was done. Nazareth,  near the crossing of three major caravan routes, has for centuries been a meeting place of traders where … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 7

VII “Andrew!” Mama came running from the back room as he entered the courtyard. “Are you all right? Thanks be to the angels! Is Simon with you? You wouldn’t believe all the stories I’ve been hearing!” [For convenience, first six … Continue reading

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III: Uncut Diamonds

“We have nothing, if not belief.” – Sir Reepicheep, Chief Mouse of Narnia, Voyage of the Dawn Treader (C.S. Lewis) “Do the arithmetic or be doomed to talk nonsense.” – John McCarthy, A.I. trailblazer [1] We are the uncut diamonds … Continue reading

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A Boy’s Tale: Chapter 4

IV We rose with the sun the next morning, broke our fast with bread and more delicious stew from the previous night, and were quickly on our way. The boy had reloaded the animals for us, and we discovered, after … Continue reading

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Why “In Praise of Angels?”

Sharing the Joy When I was nine years old, I saw an ad for the American Greetings Company on the back of a comic book I had bought for 10¢ at the Century Pharmacy. It took up the entire page … Continue reading

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Poem for the New Year: Illusions

  At first glance, this poem may seem a bit bleak, but there is one tiny clue (that capital “S” at the bottom) that in reality it is a hymn of praise to the Wisdom, Love and Care of our … Continue reading

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