Someplace out in this collection there’s an entry titled “Little Monk” where you can find out how that name came about. But anyway, the Lord God and I spend mornings together over coffee, and some other times also. Morning coffee is at a comfortable dining table, overlooking a grassy treed back yard, occupied by a fairly large brownish/gold dog (who still thinks he’s a puppy), and a vast number of squirrels who amuse themselves by tormenting said dog.
Some people consider me bright, but I think they are just being kind. The Lord God has to spend a LOT of our time together “teaching me simple stuff”, and across the years it has seemed that some others like to hear about what He teaches me. I appreciate both their prayers and their caring, so I try to respond.
This “BLOG” thing, seems like a fairly painless way of sharing what goes on across our coffee cups, without having to be nervous about critique, stepping on toes, or offending anyone I know, love, or work with. May the gracious Lord of Light, Love, and Hosts bless you when you are here, and throughout the rest of your day!
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I don’t know if you have ever seen my second favorite book in the whole universe, but it’s called “Tales of a Magic Monastery” by Theophane the Monk.
The book is hard to describe, filled with a number of short parables or reflections, accompanied by glorious pen and ink artwork, that just make your heart and soul sing, while you mind sometimes cramps. This book is planted deep within the soil of my heart.
While I am a staff minister with a metropolitan church, I am a fairly simple “child of God”, without a lot of political or diplomatic sophistication. To put it bluntly… people and their motives (especially regarding religion and church) often baffle me utterly. Sometimes, my elders and betters have to ‘splain things to me before I “get it”.
Thank you for coming, Gentle Reader…