Sometimes, You Are The Light

The muse doesn’t seem to visiting today, so enjoy this blast from the past while I try to jumpstart the creative process for the rest of the week.  Two quotes motivated this piece. One, from author Robert Fulghum and another by a Raleigh photographer. The first, from Fulghum, came about when he asked noted peace […]

Shine a Light

Several years ago, I read “Almost Christian: What the Faith of Our Teenagers is Telling the American Church” by Kenda Creasy Dean.  Ms. Dean, Associate Professor of Youth, Church, and Culture at Princeton Theological Seminary, tells us about the National Study of Youth and Religion and how it’s findings relate to the church.  It’s a very good book and […]

Reflecting the Light

Yesterday, the Raleigh Fire Department laid to rest one of its own, Captain Scott Nipper.  I didn’t know Scott that well, enough to speak to him when I happened pass through  Station 1 on a B-shift day (sorry Chief, after 22 years it’s still a “shift” to me, not a “platoon”), but that’s about all.  There are […]