Month: February 2020

Weekly Message from T. J.

A Dusty Present

“From dust you came, to dust you will return.”

This is the phrase many in our human family will hear today when ashes are deposited on foreheads around the world. In the Christian world today marks the first day of the Lenten season, which … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

Guide My Feet

Cannon fire is not the first thing I thought of that morning. Through a night of tossing and turning, wondering what might happen the next day, I thought of a lot, but never once of cannon fire. The preparations were all in place: … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.

The Push and the Pull

I feel like I could break these reflections into a few categories. And if I did, one category that would make sense would be the “Visiting Friend” category. I’ve been blessed by so many visitors in my time here. And there … read more.

Weekly Message from T. J.


Yesterday started out like a lot of days: time catching up with friends in the morning, some coffee, and then a little trip to get a new remote control for my car. I arrived at the scheduled time, 7:30 am. And I figured there would … read more.