age also resulted in caring ministry,
but the world is grateful to their
parishioners for granting them the time.
When I think about the situation of the world, the complete darkness over our personal fate, and my present imprisonment, then I believe that our union can only be a sign of God’s grace and kindness, which calls us to faith…. Jeremiah says at the moment of his people’s great need “still one shall buy houses and acres in this land" as a sign of trust in the future. This is where faith belongs. May God give it to us daily. And I do not mean the faith which flees the world, but the one that endures the world and which loves and remains true to the world in spite of all the suffering which it contains for us. Our marriage shall be a yes to God’s earth; it shall strengthen our courage to act and accomplish something on the earth.
Bonhoeffer’s last words to a fellow inmate, upon being led away to the place of execution, were, “This is the end, for me, the beginning of life.”
|Olive Nelson Nasby|
Would you tangle with this woman?
*I am aware of important recent reports about the dangers of too much sugar; Caryl and I have changed our habits somewhat, and try to help our grandkids with theirs. But this isn't a story about nutrition. (Although I should point out that the same studies have restored to some degree the reputation of cream!)
|Up the Chilkoot Pass, Winter, 1898|
|Chilkoot Pass, Summer, today|
|One of many glacial streams on the trail|
|The salvific North Face Polar Fleece pants|
|The valley behind us. "The sun's a-coming!"|
|The Canadian Ranger's hut appearing in|
the fog. (You have to imagine the angel
in a ranger's uniform beckoning to us.)
|Caryl's boots, Raichle "Bambinos,"|
at the end of the trail.