Sunday, March 30, 2008

Every once in a while

You've just got to run up to Mason- buy a small loaf of Mrs. Bairds white bread, some Big Reds, and the best BBQ in Texas from the original Coopers! Its not owned by the Cooper family anymore and one of the guys working there actually had a mohawk! in Mason! But it is still the best BBQ in Texas and therefore the universe! ( I would also like to acknowledge Louie Muellers in Taylor as a close second- but you dont get to pick your own meat from the pit. Then theres the City Meat Market in Giddings...........)

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Fence, Snow, Aspens, Sky

Monday, March 24, 2008

Yellowstone, All Mine

I feel pretty confident that this image is all mine! And, I'm proud to claim it. I've even got a few more from our Yellowstone trip coming. Click on the image to see a larger version.

Friday, March 21, 2008


Yesterday was Maunday Thursday, the celebration of the Last Supper. Today is Good Friday, the Crucifixion of Christ. Tomorrow the vigil as He lay in the tomb, and then Sunday the Resurrection of Christ.

"Our Church" has an agape service the evening of Maunday Thursday. We gather for a simple meal, celebrate communion in much the same manner as I imagine it was done that first time and have an opportunity for those who wish to participate in washing the feet of others present to do so.

Then we process silently to our sanctuary where the altar is stripped of everything- Bible, candles, paraments, crosses, baptismal font. The sanctuary is darkened.

It is the most powerful service I attend. I have no doubt that Jesus is there among us as we raise the wine and bread and commune with His Body and Blood.

As I sat in that darkened sanctuary I couldn't help but wish I could spend the night there alone. With Him. I was overcome in that same moment with the sorrow, the knowledge that I, like all those others who waited with Him would do- desert Him.... fall asleep...... be unable, unwilling to stand with Him through that last night.

It is a vigil I fail at every day of my life. And I am so filled with Peace and His Redemption of my sin everytime I recieve the that same bread and wine. The Body. The Blood. Given, for me. For You. For all mankind- Jew, Muslim, Christian, Buddhist- ALL mankind. However, whatever your religon I pray you know that same Peace.

Have A Joyous Easter!

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Yellowstone in the Sunlight

Alum Creek, Yellowstone National Park.

I have no doubt that this picture has been taken by others, very similar or exactly the same. Maybe even the same day I made the image. It is a dilemna for some, and at times that includes me. I even remember stopping to photograph here over ten years ago, there weren't any tracks or sun- just a huge snowstorm. I don't know the solution or answer...... Is it an original photograph if I've never seen another like it? The internet sure is shrinking the known world. Oh well, time for supper.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Yellowstone at Night

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Tuesday, March 04, 2008

Something over twenty years

This is where my mother has lived these past years. Not just this house, but by herself since my father died, which has been something over twenty years ago. Time has not blurred my memory of him but has blurred the un-important, like how many years he has been gone. Mother has left "our town" and moved to an assisted living center- her decision. That was two days ago. I miss her, it seems like something over twenty years she's been gone.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Barbaras Pictures

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