One my favorite pieces from the Sacred Harp.


Bulldozing Sprawl

Action like this would not be neccesary if cities and towns were planned around people and not automobiles. I have to say though, I’m glad to hear about plans to remove abandonded sprawl and return the land to nature coming to fruition. I have some strip malls in my neck of the woods that were much more functional as corn fields. Perhaps they can be added to the list?

Powerful and Sharper Than Any Sword, Indeed

This hit me over the head today. Why have I never read this passage before?

Ezekial 16:48-52

As I live,” declares the Lord GOD, “Sodom, your sister and her daughters have not done as you and your daughters have done.”Behold, this was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had arrogance, abundant food and careless ease, but she did not help the poor and needy.”Thus they were haughty and committed abominations before Me. Therefore I removed them when I saw it.

Arrogance, abundant food, easy life, neglect of the poor and needy. I’m sure glad so many people have the ‘In God We Trust’ license plates or else we’d be in big trouble.

Acts 2:15

Last Sunday being Pentecost, I was delighted to hear read my favorite inadvertently (or maybe not) funny Bible verse – Acts 215.

When the Apostles are accused of being drunk, Peter responseds that they can’t be drunk – its only 9 in the morning!



Here’s another post explaining the lack of posts!

At half past five o’clock in the evening on Saturday, May 16, I married Alison Land. She is, in every way, lovely. As anyone who knows us would agree, I got the better end of this deal.  Alison and I have been good friends for many years; it has been thrilling to experience that friendship deepen into the sacramental union of marriage.

We were married at Christ Church Cathedral, our parish church. Our friends, Justin and Melissa Long, stood with us while we exchanged vows and rings. (I should note too Mikayla Long who, in her own special way, also stood with us and waited four whole days after the ceremony to be born! So, in addition to being a husband, I also now play the role of crazy uncle.)

As soon as we have pictures from the ceremony, I’ll post some. We took a couple of weeks off work and lounged around some gulf-side Florida beaches before visiting Savannah and Charleston. Pictures of those cities are posted here. Thus far the greatest challenge of married life is getting use to wearing a ring.

While we wait for the pictures, I thought you might enjoy this rendition of Charpentier’s Te Deum which served as Alison’s processional music.