Category Archives: personal

Kiln blog: Set the Captives Free

Teaser… The longer I look at it, the more I cannot imagine that my mission is pivotal in God’s work among humans. Let me reiterate some things my regular readers already know. The gospel message is freedom. It’s the opposite … Continue reading

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Dead or Alive

Why do you still live? Yesterday was my gym workout at the park. It was excellent because I exceeded previous performances on everything. I even managed to sprint up a small but steep hill a few times; I’m trying to … Continue reading

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Hitting the Other Trails

My riding isn’t training. It’s how I play. Sure, I’ll push myself, but only because I want to play better, longer. I’m all about that sense of adventure and challenge. During the years I lived out in Choctaw, the eastern … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: A Shift in Emphasis

Just a teaser… This is a “get to know me” post. I really thought I was coming home from Europe to become a church pastor. I had been ordained for a decade and had been quite well received by the … Continue reading

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What’s Going On 07

This morning I awoke to the sense of sorrow and loss — not my own, but a general concern for the world around me. By the time I went out to pick up trash, one of the vehicles in our … Continue reading

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Bits and Pieces 21

It was a good time to take the medium loop out around Draper Lake. At the farthest corner from where I live, I was arrested by the sound of hundreds of migratory birds. They were clustered in the tree tops … Continue reading

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Biking in Glory

I’ve been riding this week. The rides weren’t remarkable. Indeed, I went out mostly for the exercise, having no particular complex questions in my mind. I took only a few pictures; these were rides I’ve taken before dozens of times … Continue reading

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