Psalm 1 – Wide Open

“It seems likely that [Psalm 1] was specially composed as an introduction to the whole Psalter. Certainly it stands here […]
September 06, 2017 by David Rufner

Look Upon the Tree

Here’s a dose of optimism for you. It comes from Henry David Thoreau writing beside Walden Pond when this nation […]
August 11, 2017 by David Rufner

The Devil’s Music?

In a BBC Newshour report on a day in May, just two years ago, I heard a sad but beautiful […]
July 21, 2017 by David Rufner

Tucked Inside—Community in the Worn and Used

With so many others, I once thought that e-books were the future. Imagine owning something that moth and worm cannot […]
June 26, 2017 by David Rufner

Mind The Gap Between Dreams and Reality

They didn’t say anything about this in the books, I thought, as the snow blew in through the gaping doorway […]

Beware The Lament

According to Johnny Cash, he’s been “everywhere man,” including “Chaska.” For most people that name won’t register at all, but […]
May 08, 2017 by David Rufner

I’m Itching for Wild Places

I’m itching for wild places. Unable to get out there I’ll try to scratch this itch as I’ve been trying […]
April 12, 2017 by David Rufner
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Christians Say the Darndest Things

Snow is falling here in Michigan, and I had some time alone this morning with my eight-year-old son, Josiah. This […]
March 20, 2017 by David Rufner