Monday, April 08, 2013

Death is Swallowed Up in Life

Although the effects of last summer's fires are still everywhere noticeable in the foothills of Wenatchee, death is being swallowed up by life. The blackened remains of trees and sagebrush are being overrun by the neon greens of the spring grasses. Just another indication that with every faithful death there is always a resurrection. Soli deo gloria!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Horselake Mountain, May 7

Tronson Ridge
South Tronson Ridge
Bridge near the top of "Stairway to Heaven" trail.
Top of Number One Canyon looking east.
Mount Rainier looking west.
Columbia River Valley looking southeast.
Maia the Mountain-Dog
More Laybugs.
Top of Horselake Mountain with Maia.
New Jump on the "Waterslide" trail.
Tired but very happy.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Guitar Mystery Solved

As I tell my guitar students, the world is neatly divided into two classes of people, "guitar-players" and "cattle." If the video clip (below) makes your pulse race, then you are the former. If you've never, ever, ever wondered (consciously or subconsciously) how the Beatles managed in one chord to make you ache for what followed in "Hard Day's Night" then you are the latter. Note: Randy Bachman was one half of "The Bachman Turner Overdrive" who gave us the iconic "Takin' Care of Business" and "You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet", etc. This is really cool. Enjoy.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Apologetics Columbo Style

I've been a fan of Greg Koukl's for some time, mostly for his ability to equip "Joe Average" to naturally and faithfully engage unbelievers in spiritually edifying conversation. This video is an excellent example of Koukl's gift. You can view the video here.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


Okay, I admit it, I'm a sucker for sentimental sports parables. But I doubt I'm the only one who can viscerally relate to the "agony of defeat" and the aching desire to run a race like the athletes who persevere when simply persevering (not winning the prize) becomes the goal. The video below is a triple threat (hanky-wise) for my ilk, because it combines the drama of sport, the love of a father and a moving sound-track. Enjoy.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Priority of Home in Missions

"The first step in foreign missions is domestic mission. The first step toward Africa is right across the street." - From the blog-post here.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Religious People Boogeyman

I have for a long time been uneasy with the well-meaning attempts to pit "religion" against "relationship", and/or "religion" against "true faith" etc. The Bible condemns "false religion" and commends "true religion" (e.g. James 1:26-27.) But it never speaks of religion as malum in se (intrinsically evil.) As we reprove the insipid apathy and hypocrisy within the church, wouldn't it be best to use the categories that scripture gives us rather than inventing our own?

Jared Wilson has some very helpful insights on this topic here. Enjoy.

A quick way to walk a mile in another's shoes...

Remember: You can click on the picture to enlarge it.

HT: Toby Sumpter

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Mercy Has a Backbone

As Paul wrote, "Forgive one another even as God has forgive you in Christ Jesus."

HT: Danielle De Jong