Tenebrae – A Ritual of Shadows

As we enter Holy Week, I want to share one of the Church’s most ancient rituals with you. The Holy Week service called Tenebrae has become so rare today many Christians have never experienced the funereal tenor of this sorrowful ritual. The first Tenebrae service I...

When is a Weed not a Weed?

The Church calendar and Mother Nature are in synch this year. Both Easter and Spring are early, with forsythia and daffodils in full bloom here in Tennessee. I admire flowers, but I don’t like gardening. The only plants I purchase are perennials because I want to...

Burned Goodies

According to my Bing search engine, “Hermeneutics is the field of study concerned with how we interpret the Bible. Exegesis is the actual interpretation of the Bible by drawing the meaning out of the Biblical text.” (my emphasis). It seems how we interpret the Bible...

Concocting My Novel

A while ago, I wrote about creating characters people can relate to. Good guys aren’t all good, and bad guys aren’t all bad. I don’t know about other writers, but those who know me well will recognize that my protagonist, Lou Skalney, loves coffee as much as I do....